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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
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.
Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person - not just an employee - are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.
Anne M. Mulcahy
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.
John C. Maxwell
You've got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You'll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you're trying to achieve in your life.
My mom worked at McDonald's, and she decided she wanted to make more money, so she got into the management program at McDonald's. And that's how you move up the chain. It's not by demanding that minimum wage is raised; it's by actually acquiring the skills. That's the way that people get ahead in life.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.
The first rule of management is delegation. Don't try and do everything yourself because you can't.
Management's job is to convey leadership's message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.
There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.
Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything - for better or for worse.
Whether it's watching a $4,000 laptop fall off the conveyor belt at airport security, contending with a software conflict that corrupted your file management system, or begging your family to stop opening those virus-carrying 'greeting cards' attached to emails, all computer owners are highly leveraged and highly vulnerable technology investors.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
Fit no stereotypes. Don't chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission.
Eliminate numerical quotas, including Management by Objectives.
W. Edwards Deming
To be honest, the fact that people trust you gives you a lot of power over people. Having another person's trust is more powerful than all other management techniques put together.
A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team.
As a multisport athlete, I was always fascinated with competition and how to win. At HBS and later at the Harvard Department of Economics, I was drawn to the field of competition and strategy because it tackles perhaps the most basic question in both business management and industrial economics: What determines corporate performance?
What I learned from 9/11 that is really important, first and foremost, you have to motivate all the workers and understand that they've left their families to help clean up a pretty awful situation. Every time you have an emergency management situation, it's all about teamwork.
Joseph J. Lhota
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.
James Cash Penney
Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.
Finley Peter Dunne
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