140 Top-Notch Quotes about Management

"We have a technique at Hewlett-Packard for helping managers and supervisors know their people and understand the work their people are doing … Management by Walking About."

David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was a co-founder of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–1964), CEO (1964–1968), and Chairman of the Board (1964–1968, 1972–1993). He served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1969–1971 during the Nixon administration.


"The best kind of committee is a committee of three where the other two members are absent."

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"Effective management always means asking the right question."

Robert Heller (1932-2012) author and motivational business speaker.


"This is the key to time management - to see the value of every moment."

Menachem Mendel Schneerson (April 5, 1902 – June 12, 1994) known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe or just the Rebbe among his followers, was a prominent Hasidic rabbi who was the seventh and last Rebbe (Hasidic leader) of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.


"As I said before, a big part of my strategy says - and the management team I think is in agreement with this - we don't have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it."

Sanjay Kumar (born 1962 in Cuttack, Sri Lanka) Managing Director. In 2006 he was sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $8 million for his role in a massive accounting fraud at Computer Associates.


"People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything."

Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social critic, political commentator and author.


"To succeed at re-engineering, you have to be a missionary, a motivator, and a leg breaker."

Michael Hammer (1948–2008) US author and academic.


"The difference between management and administration (which is what bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity."

Robert Heller (1932-2012) author and motivational business speaker.


"At least I make decisions based on what I think is right, not who my friends might be."

Richard M. ("Dick") Murphy (born December 16, 1942) is a former U.S. politician. He served as the 33rd Mayor of San Diego, California from 2000 to 2005


"Guidelines for bureaucrats: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble."

James "Jim" Boren (10 December 1925 – 24 April 2010) was an American who is best known as a humorist and writer on bureaucratese. He was also a businessman, teacher, scholar, public servant, political operative, presidential candidate and public speaker.