Management Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old management quotes, management sayings, and management proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented. Harold S. Geneen
All of management is about self confidence. Jack Welch
Quality management is needed because nothing is simple anymore, if indeed it ever was. Phil Crosby
Constant endeavour plus management amounts to success. G.S. Alag
Management means the development of people, not the direction of things. Bob Proctor
Time management is really personal management, life management. and management of yourself. Brian Tracy
Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't. Peter Drucker
Management has to be where the action is. Dieter Zetsche
Management is all about managing in the short term, while developing the plans for the long term. Jack Welch
Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet. Henry Mintzberg
In every business, in every industry, management does matter. Michael Eisner
Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, in the next century we are going to have to try to become much more skilled at creating leaders. John P. Kotter
Management is nothing more than motivating other people. Lee Iacocca
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. Peter Drucker
Time management is a misnomer, the challenge is to manage ourselves. Stephen Covey
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. Casey Stengel
It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. Seneca The Younger
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
We're just delighted that management has come around to my way of thinking. Paula Zahn
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact. Warren Buffett
Management's job is to convey leadership's message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example. Jeffrey Gitomer
When you manage people, you must first convince them they need managing. So you create the problems and then let the people cry for solutions. Barbara Marciniak
The essence of management is to make knowledge productive. Peter Drucker
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. Agha Hasan Abedi
Time management is only a set of skills and tools to help us more efficiently control the eventsour our lives. Hyrum W. Smith
Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission. Pat Riley
Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement. Dan Quayle
There is not the management of time, there is only the management of you. Darren Hardy
Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing. Warren Bennis