Quotes about People Management

"The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself."

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.

"How come when I want a pair of hands I get a human being as well?"

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.

"One man working with you is worth a dozen men working for you."

Herman M Koelliker (-)

"If you are planning for one year, plant rice. If you are planning for ten years, plant trees. If you are planning for 100 years, plant people."

Indian proverb (-)

"The culture of an organisation is defined by what people do when no-one is looking (!)."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)

"I don't drop players. I make changes."

William "Bill" Shankly (2 September 1913 – 29 September 1981) was a Scottish footballer and manager who is best remembered for his management of Liverpool. He is regarded as one of football's greatest managers.

"Engaged employees stay for what they give; the disengaged stay solely for what they can get."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)

"Hire character. Train skill."

Peter W. Schutz (born April 20, 1930) was the president and CEO of Porsche between 1981 and 1986, a time in which the company greatly expanded sales, primarily in the United States. Today he is a motivational speaker.

"Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do."

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.

"First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people."

Leo Calvin Rosten (April 11, 1908 – February 19, 1997) was born in Lódz, Russian Empire (now Poland) and died in New York City. He was a teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.