The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.
You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.
If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them.
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well and you'll be ready to stop managing. And start leading.
Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.
Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.
Basically, managing is about influencing action. Managing is about helping organizations and units to get things done, which means action. Sometimes, managers manage actions directly. They fight fires. They manage projects. They negotiate contracts.
Isn't it fascinating that Nazis always manage to adopt the word freedom?
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Money is a big part of your life, and when you learn how to get your finances under control, all areas of your life will soar.
If you are not consciously directing your life, you will lose your footing and circumstances will decide for you.
Earning a lot of money is not the key to prosperity. How you handle it is.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
We are never really in control. We just think we are when things happen to be going our way.
It's important to wake up everyday and remind yourself what you're working towards. You create your own life, it's not set out there for you.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
You can't grow long-term if you can't eat short-term. Anybody can manage short. Anybody can manage long. Balancing those two things is what management is.
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
World events do not occur by accident. They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; and most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse strings.
We get brilliant results from average people managing brilliant processes - while our competitors get average or worse results from brilliant people managing broken processes
The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.
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