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.
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
The first myth of management is that it exists.
The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Accomplishing the impossible means only the boss will add it to your regular duties.
No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.
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.
The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.
Most people like hard work, particularly when they're paying for it.
I've met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time.
There is only one boss. The customer.
The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
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