I believe one of the best things about managing people is that we can influence lives in a positive way. That's basically what a manager is about. When I can do that, I am very happy.
I think management is about just that - managing people via man-to-man skills.
Since I'm a mother and a wife, I have to have passion or the frustration would win out. But I love managing people. The product is second to managing the people. And marketing to consumers is so challenging because it is evolving constantly.
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Real management is developing people through work.
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.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
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.
Commercialism is doing well that which should not be done at all.
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Focus on a few key objectives ... I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I'm really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas.
Managing people's sex lives is something that I don't think is a good role for government.
Go for civil engineering, because civil engineering is the branch of engineering which teaches you the most about managing people. Managing people is a skill which is very, very useful and applies almost regardless of what you do.
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