Quotes in management

Stamping out fires is a lot of fun, but it is only putting things back the way they were.


A good question for anybody in business to ask is What business are we in? To do well what we are doing-i.e., to turn out a good product, or good service, whatever it be? Yes, of course, but this is not enough. We must keep asking - What product or service would help our customers more? We must think about the future. What will we be making 5 years from now? 10 years from now?


management is prediction


Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

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The best is the enemy of the good.

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


It's always easier to apologize for something you've already done than to get approval for it in advance.


Good execution of performance appraisal is not the solution. More people are realizing that improving how performance appraisal are done is an attempt to do the wrong thing better. If you insist on doing the wrong thing, I suppose you might as well do it better but how about just not doing the wrong thing at all?

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Does a security guard empower the CEO to enter the building?

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Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.

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