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Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
As a manager the important thing is not what happens when you are there, but what happens when you are not there.
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
The ability to manage well doesn't make much difference if you're not even in the right jungle.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
Effective managers live in the present but concentrate on the future.
A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.
Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong -- that's healthy.
If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well and you'll be ready to stop managing. And start leading.
Hire the best. Pay them fairly. Communicate frequently. Provide challenges and rewards. Believe in them. Get out of their way and they'll knock your socks off.
A computer will not make a good manager out of a bad manager. It makes a good manager better faster and a bad manager worse faster.
Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same.
You don't manage people; you manage things. You lead people.
An executive is someone who talks with visitors so the other employees can get their work done.
An overburdened, over-stretched executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn't have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people
If you want to give a man credit, put it in writing. If you want to give him hell, do it on the phone.
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.
Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability of detecting in those they destine for their tools the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
Management by objective works -- if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.
The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.
The Trojans lost the war because they fell for a really dumb trick. hey, there's a gigantic wooden horse outside and all the Greeks have left. Let's bring it inside! Not a formula for long-term survival. Now if they had formed a task force to study the Trojan Horse and report back to a committee, everyone wouldn't have been massacred.. Who says middle management is useless?
The one word that makes a good manager -- decisiveness.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.
If sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
A man is known by the company he organizes.
For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.
There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.
Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.
They that crouch to those who are above them, always trample on those who are below them.
We are now in the third stage of the industrial revolution. The first involved machines which extended human muscle; the second used machines to extend the human nervous system (radio, television, telephones); the third is now utilizing machines which extend the human mind-computers. About half of all service workers (43 percent of the labor force by 2000) will be involved in collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, structuring, storing, or retrieving information... By 1995, 80 percent of all management will be knowledge workers.
To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.
The manager with the in basket problem does not yet understand that he must discipline himself to take care of activities that fail to excite him.
You don't need a Harvard MBA to know that the bedroom and the boardroom are just two sides of the same ballgame.