Management Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old management quotes, management sayings, and management proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.     

Harold S. Geneen

All of management is about self confidence.     

Jack Welch

Quality management is needed because nothing is simple anymore, if indeed it ever was.     

Phil Crosby

Constant endeavour plus management amounts to success.     

G.S. Alag

Management means the development of people, not the direction of things.     

Bob Proctor

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

Brian Tracy

Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't.     

Peter Drucker

Management has to be where the action is.     

Dieter Zetsche

Management is all about managing in the short term, while developing the plans for the long term.     

Jack Welch

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

Henry Mintzberg

In every business, in every industry, management does matter.     

Michael Eisner

Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, in the next century we are going to have to try to become much more skilled at creating leaders.     

John P. Kotter

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.     

Lee Iacocca

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.     

Peter Drucker

Time management is a misnomer, the challenge is to manage ourselves.     

Stephen Covey

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.     

Casey Stengel

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.     

Seneca The Younger

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

We're just delighted that management has come around to my way of thinking.     

Paula Zahn

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.     

Warren Buffett

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

When you manage people, you must first convince them they need managing. So you create the problems and then let the people cry for solutions.     

Barbara Marciniak

The essence of management is to make knowledge productive.     

Peter Drucker

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.     

Agha Hasan Abedi

Time management is only a set of skills and tools to help us more efficiently control the eventsour our lives.     

Hyrum W. Smith

Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.     

Pat Riley

Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.     

Dan Quayle

There is not the management of time, there is only the management of you.     

Darren Hardy

Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.     

Warren Bennis