Quotes about Management

"All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last."

Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic and essayist.


"It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strenth to decide on what to do."

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


"I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly,-if it be wrong leave it undone."

Bernard Gilpin (1517 – 4 March 1583) also known as the Apostle of the North (not to be confused with the early progenitors of christianity in Scandinavia), was an English theologian.


"My idea of a group decision is to look in the mirror."

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American investor, industrialist, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in the world. Often called the "legendary investor Warren Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people, he was ranked as the world's second wealthiest person in 2009 and is currently the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2010.


"When possible make the decisions now, even if action is in the future. A reviewed decision usually is better than one reached at the last moment."

William B. Given Jr. (-)


"I'm slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you cannot motivate people to do things. You can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not empower but to remove obstacles."

Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.


"Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today."

John C. Maxwell (born 1947) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 50 books, primarily focusing on leadership.


"It is unfortunate we can't buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth."

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) was publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes.


"So much of what we call management consist in making it difficult for people to work."

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.


"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results."

Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.