59+ Management Quotes To Help You Manage Everything

Management Quotes

Management refers to the process of coordinating and overseeing the activities and resources of an organization or a group of individuals to achieve specific goals and objectives effectively and efficiently. It involves planning, organizing, leading, and controlling various aspects of an organization, such as people, finances, operations, and resources, to ensure the successful accomplishment of predetermined targets.

Planning: This involves setting goals, defining objectives, and creating a roadmap to achieve them. It includes determining the tasks, timelines, and resources required for accomplishing the goals.

Organizing: This involves arranging and structuring the resources and activities in a systematic manner. It includes establishing roles, responsibilities, and relationships within the organization and allocating resources appropriately.

Leading: This involves guiding, motivating, and influencing individuals or teams to work towards the common goals of the organization. It includes effective communication, decision-making, and providing guidance and support to the employees.

Controlling: This involves monitoring and evaluating the progress and performance of the organization to ensure that it is on track toward its objectives. It includes measuring performance, comparing it with set standards, identifying deviations, and taking corrective actions when necessary.

Effective management requires a combination of technical skills (knowledge and expertise in a specific field), conceptual skills (ability to analyze and understand complex situations), and interpersonal skills (communication, leadership, and relationship-building) to ensure the efficient utilization of resources and the achievement of organizational goals.

Management Quotes

1. “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

2. “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

3. “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

4. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”
— Stephen Covey

5. “Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.”
— Florence Nightingale

6. “This is the key to time management – to see the value of every moment.”
— Menachem Mendel Schneerson

7. “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”
— Tom Peters

8. “Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”
— Colin Powell

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

10. “My mother works in a bank, and my dad is the head of my management team and also works in finance.”
— Henry Cavill

11. “We’re not in an information age anymore. We’re in the information management age.”
— Chris Hardwick

12. “You can’t grow long-term if you can’t eat short-term. Anybody can manage short. Anybody can manage long. Balancing those two things is what management is.”
— Jack Welch

13. “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

14. “Leadership is all about emotional intelligence. Management is taught, while leadership is experienced.”
— Rajeev Suri

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

16. “I’ve actually not read any books on time management.”
— Elon Musk

17. “Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.”
— Warren Bennis

18. “When resources are degraded, we start competing for them, whether it is at the local level in Kenya, where we had tribal clashes over land and water, or at the global level, where we are fighting over water, oil, and minerals. So one way to promote peace is to promote sustainable management and equitable distribution of resources.”
— Wangari Maathai

19. “There’s more honor in investment management than in investment banking.”
— Charlie Munger

20. “The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.”
— James Cash Penney

21. “Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.”
— James MacGregor Burns

22. “Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”
— Peter Drucker

23. “Training of farmers in integrated pest management is exceedingly important to protect them during the use of pesticides.”
— M. S. Swaminathan

24. “Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.”
— Kin Hubbard

25. “Boundary setting is really a huge part of time management.”
— Jim Loehr

26. “Developments in medical technology have long been confined to procedural or pharmaceutical advances, while neglecting a most basic and essential component of medicine: patient information management.”
— John Doolittle

27. “One death is too many – and with careful management and a lot of luck, the coronavirus sweeping the globe will be curbed, in terms of illness and loss of life.”
— Sharyl Attkisson

28. “Time management is the mantra of my life.”
— Vir Das

29. “When it comes to time management, I talk a lot more about energy management. I try to give people 100% of my energy even if I’m giving them very little of my time.”
— Jay Shetty

30. “Creating a strong company culture isn’t just good business. It’s the right thing to do, and it makes your company better for all stakeholders – employees, management, and customers.”
— Julia Hartz

31. “I think it is just stupid economics for a government to approach economic management from a strand of thinking regarding unions as enemies.”
— Bob Hawke

32. “There are no absolutes in this world, and there will always be mistakes that are made within brokerage firms; there will always be people who set out to deceive the regulators and even deceive their own senior management.”
— Mary Schapiro

33. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
— Peter Drucker

34. “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

35. “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.”
— Marilu Henner

36. “Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.”
— Brian Tracy

37. “Management is nothing more than motivating other people.”
— Lee Iacocca

38. “Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything – for better or for worse.”
— Simon Sinek

39. “The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers.”
— Sam Walton

40. “Management must manage!”
— Harold S. Geneen

41. “I have learned that nothing is certain except for the need to have strong risk management, a lot of cash, the willingness to invest even when the future is unclear, and great people.”
— Jeffrey R. Immelt

42. “A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team.”
— Vivek Wadhwa

43. “I played college basketball in West Virginia for two years, and then I graduated from NYU with a sports management degree because I realized the NBA’s not going to happen.”
— Ramon Rodriguez

44. “Your own business growth and success depends on many things, and along that growing path, you are going to have to concede certain responsibilities and activities – whether for your accounting, your production, or day-to-day management.”
— Michael Gerber

45. “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.”
— Patch Adams

46. “Alignment of business strategy and risk appetite should minimize the firm’s exposure to large and unexpected losses. In addition, the firm’s risk management capabilities need to be commensurate with the risks it expects to take.”
— Jerome Powell

47. “Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organization to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract’s wording.”
— Stanley A. McChrystal

48. “Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn’t management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team’s mission.”
— Pat Riley

49. “I describe management as arts, crafts and science. It is a practice that draws on arts, craft and science and there is a lot of craft – meaning experience – there is a certain amount of craft meaning insight, creativity and vision, and there is the use of science, technique or analysis.”
— Henry Mintzberg

50. “If you don’t have the money management skills yet, using a debit card will ensure you don’t overspend and rack up debt on a credit card.”
— T. Harv Eker

51. “Export anything to a friendly country except American management.”
— W. Edwards Deming

52. “Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business.”
— Carlos Slim

53. “Time management is surely the most critical aspect of acing multiple arenas: home, work, and family.”
— Sonali Bendre

54. “Leadership is inspiring people. Management is keeping the trains running on time.”
— Andy Dunn

55. “The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.”
— Tom Landry

56. “Remember Circuit City? Bear Stearns? Lehman Brothers? Sports Authority? Once, all were billion-dollar companies – then gone in a moment. The fatal problem might be fraud or corruption, but more often, it’s simply that management didn’t see ‘over the other side of the hill.’”
— Steve Bannon

57. “Here we have the Schengen agreement, and the truth is that for years we trusted each other and set border controls on the outer borders of the European Union. And as was the case with the economic and monetary union, with this step, regarding the management of the Schengen area, we did not go all the way in terms of political solutions.”
— Angela Merkel

58. “In my opinion, the most important thing in governance is management control.”
— Joko Widodo

59. “Management teams aren’t good at asking questions. In business school, we train them to be good at giving answers.”
— Clayton M. Christensen

60. “We ought to have more women in various management positions, because women are the ones who decide almost everything in the home.”
— Ingvar Kamprad