140 Top-Notch Quotes about Management

"It is difficult to inspire others to accomplish what you haven't been willing to try."

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"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action."

Frank Tibolt (1897-1989) was a writer, motivator and success trainer.


"Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them."

Paul Hawken (born February 8, 1946) is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author.


"Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers."

Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is an American politician and businessman. Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush.


"Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed."

Brian Tracy (born in Vancouver, Canada in 1944) is a self-help author who has recorded many of his works as audio books.


"Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people."

John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American oil magnate. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy.


"You can't grow long-term if you can't eat short-term. Anybody can manage short. Anybody can manage long. Balancing those two things is what management is."

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.


"Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing."

Thomas J. "Tom" Peters (born November 7, 1942) is an American writer on business management practices.


"I'v been promoted to middle management. I never thought I'd sink so low."

Tim Gould (born 30 May 1964 in Matlock) is a former professional racing cyclist specializing in cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing.


"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."

Plato (424/423 BC – 348/347 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.