The experienced know it better; the experts know it the best and the philosophers put it perfectly. Here is a blend of the best of management quotes by a group of passionate people-

“Start with the end in mind.”
― Stephen R. Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change


“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”
― Tina Fey, Bossypants


“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
― Theodore Roosevelt


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


“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
—Jim Rohn

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“He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.”

“Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.”
—Chinese Proverb


“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings—and put compensation as a carrier behind it—you almost don’t have to manage them.”
— Jack Welch


“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.”
— Ronald Reagan


This mix of cocky, cheeky, motivating and inspiring quotes make all management activities easier when stuck above your work desk.

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