Quotes in management

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.


Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.

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Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.

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To manage one must lead. To lead, one must understand the work that he and his people are responsible for.


No community need be poor if it has people and good management. No country need be poor if it has people and good management.


Why did the system allow that mistake to be made?

What? You can’t expect us to design systems that prevent mistakes from being made.

Yes I can. That is much more sensible than expecting people never to make a mistake.

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It is time to recognize conventional MBA programs for what they are - or else to close them down. They are specialized training in the functions of business, not general educating in the practice of management.


PDCA is the essence of managerial work: making sure the job gets done today and developing better ways to do it tomorrow.

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The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

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A relentless barrage of "why's" is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo. Use it often!

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