Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Commercialism is doing well that which should not be done at all.
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
Get the right people. Then no matter what all else you might do wrong after that, the people will save you. That's what management is all about.
Real management is developing people through work.
Momentum is a fragile force. Its worst enemy: procrastination. Its best friend: a deadline (think Election Day). Implication no. 1 (and there is no no. 2): Get to work! NOW!
You're at your best when you don't know what you're doing.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
If you think you can't, you're right.
Managers tend to pick a strategy that is the least likely to fail, rather then to pick a strategy that is most efficient," Said Palmer. " The pain of looking bad is worse than the gain of making the best move.
If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
When you don't know what you're doing, fake it.
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