Supervisor Sayings and Quotes

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

A manager must appreciate and understand the importance of every resource he has. There is a specific purpose for every resource. It is the duty of the manager to utilise the resources to the fullest in the most appropriate manner. Abhishek Ratna
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. John C. Maxwell
The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance. Brian Tracy
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. Robert Jarvik
A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could. Charles Erwin Wilson
You can be your own boss. Sunday Adelaja
To be a manager, one must be able to manage her own relationship with the people around her, as well as the relationships among his subordinates. Just being perfect in paperwork and operations does not make one a good manager. Sophie Rose
As a manager, the more consistent you are, the better off you are. It's easy to be up when things go well. When things don't go well, the players will follow your lead. So you have to be consistent and upbeat, which takes some work sometimes. Terry Francona
The one word that makes a good manager - decisiveness. Lee Iacocca
A manager is a guide. He takes a group of people and says, 'With you I can make us a success; I can show you the way.' Arsene Wenger
Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day. Patrick Ness
A manager must always provide the employees opportunities to continuously improve their skills and reassure them that they have a promising future. Abhishek Ratna
A manager is an assistant to his men. Thomas J. Watson
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. H. S. M. Burns
A good manager will always have the big picture in mind and guide the employees through a series of small targets in order to achieve overall success. Abhishek Ratna
A smart manager will establish a culture of gratitude. Expand the appreciative attitude to suppliers, vendors, delivery people, and of course, customers. Harvey Mackay
A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte
A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can. Frederick W. Smith
A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. Peter Drucker
A wise manager knows that it is sometimes more important to listen than to talk. Eraldo Banovac
When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are. Richard Grant
The big mistake people make is thinking it's a party when it's really a business affair. One should go with the recognition that the bosses and the human resources people are watching them. John McKee
People work for people, not for companies. A worker's regard for his supervisor will affect his opinion of his employer. Production is related to attitude, so much so that an organization which disregards this human equation will not achieve as much as it could achieve. Gerard R. Griffin
No employee should report to more than one supervisor so that the employee knows with absolute clarity what he or she is expected to do. Fayol
The rule of yin yang suggests that organizations succeed best when managers and staff regard each other as complementary, not as adversaries. Fairness and trust in relationships are essential if this is to be achieved. Fayol
A key element of management is encouraging subordinates to take responsibility and become better managers in their own right, using delegated power more effectively. Fayol
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Ralph Nader
Let's talk about vision and mission, roles, and goals. I want to make a meaningful contribution. Stephen Covey
A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the person who finds the right things to do. Anthony S. Dadovano
To lead the people, walk behind them. Lao Tzu