140 Top-Notch Quotes about Management

"Sometimes, the hardest decision made is the right thing to do."

Yanny Natashah (-)


"Those who manage their way into a crisis are not necessarily the right people to manage their way out of a crisis."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".


"Measure twice, cut once."

Carpenter's Proverb ()


"Managers who extensively plan the future get the timing wrong."

Shona L. Brown (1966-) Canadian writer and the Senior Vice President of business operations at Google.


"Decisions are made by those who show up."

Aaron Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an Academy and Emmy award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball and The Newsroom.


"Inventories can be managed, but people must be led."

Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman best known for being an Independent Party Presidential Candidate in 1992 and 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962, sold the company to General Motors in 1984, and founded Perot Systems in 1988. Perot Systems was bought by Dell for $3.9 billion in 2009. With an estimated net worth of about US$3.5 billion in 2012, he is ranked by Forbes as the 101st-richest person in the United States.


"For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio."

Kenneth Hartley Blanchard (born May 6, 1939) is an American author and management expert. His book The One Minute Manager (co-authored with Spencer Johnson) has sold over 13 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages


"What we're saying today is that you're either part of the solution, or you're part of the problem..."

Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) better known as Eldridge Cleaver, was a writer and political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.


"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American investor, industrialist, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in the world. Often called the "legendary investor Warren Buffett",he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people, he was ranked as the world's second wealthiest person in 2009 and is currently the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2010.


"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand."

Putt's Law (-)