Quotes by Robert Townsend

Many ideas are good for a limited time - not forever.

Managers must have the discipline not to keep pulling up the flowers to see if their roots are healthy.

If you have to have a policy manual, publish the Ten Commandments.

Is what I'm doing or about to do getting us closer to our objective?

Make every decision as if you owned the whole company.

Most people in big companies are administered, not led. They are treated as personnel, not people.

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.

Consultants are people who borrow your watch and tell you what time it is, and then walk off with the watch.

Getting there isn't half the fun - it's all the fun.

One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure.