The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.
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.
Accomplishing the impossible means only the boss will add it to your regular duties.
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Most people like hard work, particularly when they're paying for it.
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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.'
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
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 first myth of management is that it exists.
The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early.
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.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
I've been promoted to middle management. I never thought I'd sink so low.
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