Quotes about People Management

"No employee will ever perform to any meaningful level where expectations are not clearly established, communicated, and verified for understanding."

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.


"Research indicates that workers have three prime needs:
interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company."

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (born 6 November 1926) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker.


"The motivation, the potential for development, the capacity for assuming responsibility...are all present in people. Management doesn't put them there."

Douglas McGregor (1906 – 1964) was a Management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and president of Antioch College from 1948 to 1954. His 1960 book The Human Side of Enterprise had a profound influence on education practices. In the book he identified an approach of creating an environment within which employees are motivated via authoritative, direction and control or integration and self-control, which he called theory X and theory Y, respectively.


"Take away our twenty most important people, and I tell you we become an unimportant company."

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third.


"I'm deeply convinced of the necessity of encouraging everybody to accept the maximum amount of personal responsibility, and allowing them to have a say in every problem in which they can help."

Elliott Jaques (January 18, 1917 – March 8, 2003) was a Canadian psychoanalyst and organizational psychologist. He developed the notion of requisite organization, running counter to many others in the field of organizational development.


"The object is not to see through one another,
but to see one another through."

Peter De Vries (February 27, 1910 - September 28, 1993) was an American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit. He has been described by the philosopher Daniel Dennett as "probably the funniest writer on religion ever


"'denial' is not a river in Egypt. Most relationships suffer fom what we deny and avoid. But if we can't talk about it, we can't fix it."

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.


"Together we are all going to life alone."

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer.


"Succesful sport teams are never built on only one person. Every transcedent stars like Michael Jordan or Babe Ruth need strong supporting casts - and the proof that they are leaders is that other players were better around Jordan or Ruth than they would have been otherwise."

Rudolph W. Giuliani (b. May 28, 1944, Brooklyn, New York.) American lawyer and politician who was mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2002.


"You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you."

William John Henry Boetcker (1873 – 1962) was an American religious leader and influential public speaker.