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If each one does their duty as an individual and if each one works in their own proper vocation, it will be right with the whole.

Who can direct when all pretend to know?
I've been promoted to middle management. I never thought I'd sink so low.
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
The difference between management and administration(which is what the bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity.
The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them.
The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.
Managers have traditionally developed the skills in finance, planning, marketing and production techniques. Too often the relationships with their people have been assigned a secondary role. This is too important a subject not to receive first line attention.
The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are.
Management that is destructively critical when mistakes are made kills initiative and it's essential that we have many people with initiative if we're to continue to grow.
Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment.
Any manager who can't get along with a .400 hitter is crazy.
Man is the principal syllable in Management.
A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example. A manager may be tough and practical, squeezing out, while the going is good, the last ounce of profit and dividend, and may leave behind him an exhausted industry and a legacy of industrial hatred. A tough manager may never look outside his own factory walls or be conscious of his partnership in a wider world. I often wonder what strange cud such men sit chewing when their working days are over, and the accumulating riches of the mind have eluded them.
Good managers have a bias for action.
Not to watch your workmen is to lose your money.
I would rather have a first-class manager running a second-rate business than a second-rate manager running a first-rate business.
Things refuse to be mismanaged long.
They that govern the most make the least noise.
Remember that when an employee enters your office, they are in a strange land.
Management's job is to see the company not as it is... but as it can become.
Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.
Successful Project Management: PLAN, EXECUTE, EVALUATE Sounds simple, but most projects aren't well planned nor are they evaluated well. The tendency is to jump right into execution and as soon as execution is completed (which usually isn't soon), move on to the next project without evaluating what happen on the present project and what could have been improved. Successful project management requires more front and back end resources (and less middle) than are usually allocated.
A manager is an assistant to his men.
I head a nation of a million presidents.