Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan.
It is always easier to talk about change than to make it.
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Collaboration is the best way to work. It's the only way to work, really. Everyone's there because they have a set of skills to offer across the board.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
Data is like garbage. You'd better know what you are going to do with it before you collect it.
If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
Project management is the art of creating the illusion that any outcome is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts when, in fact, it was dumb luck.
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.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
The only real training for leadership is leadership.
There is nothing permanent except change.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
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