Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
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.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
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.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
No job is more vital to our society than that of the manager. It is the manager who determines whether our social institutions serve us well or whether they squander our talents and resources.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
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.
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.
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.
A leader leads by example not by force.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
When you don't know what you're doing, fake it.
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
Pressure is something you feel when you do not know what you are doing.
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.
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