140 Top-Notch Quotes about Management

"Management by objective works - if you know the objectives.Ninety percent of the time you don't."

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.


"Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management."

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"The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds."

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.


"The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain."

Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank (17 January 1886 – 21 May 1926) was a British novelist.


"One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure."

Robert Townsend (1920-1998) was an American business executive and author who is noted for transforming Avis into a rental car giant.


"Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today's world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs."

John Francis "Jack" Welch Jr. (born November 19, 1935) is an American businessman and author. He was Chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. Welch's net worth is estimated at $720 million.


"Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits."

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.


"The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game. "

Earl Sidney Weaver (born August 14, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball manager.


"There are only two kinds of managers. Winning managers and ex-managers."

Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman and manager.


"Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it."

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