Quotes about Management

"It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late."

Marilyn Moats Kennedy (-) writes about leadership and trends


"Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not."

Philip (-)


"When one bases his life on principle, 99 percent of his decisions are already made."

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"It is crucial to develop employees'overall qualities by giving them full play of their enthusiasm. The function of management is to bring them together to work hard for the goals of the enterprise."

Zhang Ruimin (1949-) CEO Haier Co.


"Management is nothing more than motivating other people."

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) is an American businessman known for his revival of the Chrysler Corporation in the 1980s, serving as President and CEO from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. One of the most famous business people in the world, he was a passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during the 1980s.


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

Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (July 30, 1890 – September 29, 1975) nicknamed "The Old Perfessor", was an American Major League Baseball player and manager from 1912 until 1965.


"Management within a society is very much constrained by its cultural context, because it is impossible to coordinate the actions of people without a deep understanding of their values, beliefs and expressions."

Gerard Hendrik Hofstede (born 3 October 1928, Haarlem) is an influential Dutch organizational sociologist, who studied the interactions between national cultures and organizational cultures.


"The very fact that you go over progression of those numbers week after week, month after month, means that you have strengthened yor memory and your familiarity with them so that you retain in your mind a vivid composite picture of what is going on in your company."

Harold "Hal" Sydney Geneen (January 22, 1910 — November 21, 1997) was an American businessman most famous for serving as president of the ITT Corporation.


"To manage is to forecast and plan, to organize, to command, to co-ordinate and to control."

Henri Fayol (Istanbul, 29 July 1841–Paris, 19 November 1925) was a French mining engineer, director of mines, and management theorist, who developed independent of the theory of Scientific Management, a general theory of business administration also known as Fayolism. He was one of the most influential contributors to modern concepts of management.


"Management will remain a basic and dominant instution. Perhaps ad long as western civilization itself survives."

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described social ecologist. His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society.