88+ Best Management Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Management is the administration of an organization, whether it is a business, a not-for-profit organization, or government body. Profoundly inspirational management quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Management Quotes

Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. Steve Jobs

I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that. Robert Michaels

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. John D. Rockefeller

Rejection is an opportunity for your selection. Bernard Branson

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Oprah Winfrey

Start with the end in mind. Stephen R. Covey

Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. Seth Godin

In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way. Tina Fey

The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t. Anthea Turner

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. John C. Maxwell

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion. Jack Welch

I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of Admin. The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid dens of crime that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered moved, seconded, carried, and minuted in clean, carpeted, warmed and well lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern. C.S. Lewis

A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt

Many people don’t focus enough on execution. If you make a commitment to get something done, you need to follow through on that commitment. Kenneth Chenault

Most of the upper management of I.S. were undead. I always thought it was because the job was easier if you didn’t have a soul. Kim Harrison

You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It’s the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give. Vernon Jordan

What’s measured improves. Peter Drucker

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. Paul Hawken

The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies. Robert Conquest

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John F. Kennedy

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. Peter Drucker

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

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. Peter F. Drucker

I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. Ginni Rometty

You can change only what people know, not what they do. Scott Adams

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determinations. John Seaman Garns

If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. Brad Szollose

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort. Vince Lombardi

Employers are like horses they require management. P.G. Wodehouse

A real leader faces the music even when he doesn’t like the tune. Arnold H. Glasgow

People in any organization are always attached to the obsolete  the things that should have worked but did not, the things that once were productive and no longer are. Peter Drucker

Treat employees like they make a difference and they will. Jim Goodnight

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. Paul Hawken

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. Jim Rohn

No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the huge men don’t have. Michael Bassey Johnson

Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything for better or for worse. Simon Sinek

I want to see a world in which entrepreneurs give time to their visions to reality so that they have more money, more family time, and more support, a world in which they can stop working so hard and start living! Curtis L. Jenkins

Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it’s a magnificent profession. Clayton Christenson

Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time. Marcus Buckingham

Management’s job is to convey leadership’s message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example. Jeffrey Gitomer

Change is hard at first,Messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Robin S. Sharma

An employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager. Bob Nelson

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. Peter Bevelin

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter

The job facing production managers focuses on how to help their team maintain hope while also addressing the sometimes brutal or dismal facts of their situation. If the truth of their position remains unseen, they will never grow the skills necessary to resolve it. Raymond Wheeler

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

In business ‘professionalism’ is not a tactic but a moral value. Amit Kalantri

Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it. Opportunities the good ones are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you. Susan Wojcicki

Start with the end in mind. Stephen Covey

When you give an assignment, don’t take it back! Raymond Wheeler

The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have. Padmasree Warrior

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter F. Drucker

People respond well to those that are sure of what they want. Anna Wintour

Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, nor should they be. Effective leaders allow great people to do the work they were born to do. Warren Bennis

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. Jim Stovall

Unfortunately it’s also true to say that good management is a bit like oxygen it’s invisible and you don’t notice its presence until it’s gone, and then you’re sorry. Charles Stross

The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers. Sam Walton

Management cares about only one thing. Paperwork. They will forgive almost anything else cost overruns, gross incompetence, criminal indictments as long as the paperwork’s filled out properly. And in on time. Connie Willis

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication and clear communication is necessary to management success. James Cash Penney

All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting. If we want different results, we must change the way we do things. Tom Northup

Time management is really personal management, life management and management of yourself. Brian Tracy

In the minds of great managers, consistent poor performance is not primarily a matter of weakness, stupidity, disobedience, or disrespect. It is a matter of miscasting. Marcus Buckingham

Becoming is better than being. Carol Dweck

If you feel you don’t know the right people, turn to the next person you see on the street and introduce yourself that connection could be the key to your future. Raoul Davis Jr.

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington

No great manager or leader ever fell from heaven, its learned not inherited. Tom Northup

You are never too small to make a difference. Greta Thunberg

Entrepreneurs must organize their business for success by developing a project management mindset that allows them to plan, build, divide, and conquer. Curtis L. Jenkins

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. Cicely Tyson

Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet. Henry Mintzberg

Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great. Jay Z

Remember the Golden Rule? Treat people as you would like to be treated. The best managers break the Golden Rule every day. They would say don’t treat people as you would like to be treated. This presupposes that everyone breathes the same psychological oxygen as you. For example, if you are competitive, everyone must be similarly competitive. If you like to be praised in public, everyone else must, too. Everyone must share your hatred of micromanagement. Marcus Buckingham

Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland

A leader can bring the solution to people, but sometimes a leader has to bring the people to the solution. Curtis L. Jenkins

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addai

Anger can be managed to become emotional content that raises power. Toba Beta

What you do has far greater impact than what you say. Steven Covey

His management philosophy, tempered in his rain dancing days, was always to give the project to whoever had the most to gain from success or the most to lose from failure. Michael Crichton

Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. Michelle Obama

It’s not the people you fire who make your life miserable. It’s the people you don’t. Dick Grote

It’s easy to solve a problem that everyone sees, but it’s hard to solve a problem that almost no one sees. Tony Fadell

Touch paper only once. Robert Allen

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Anything plus management amounts to success. G.S. Alag

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson