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A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.
/Murphy's Law/

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Lao Tzu

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

Commanders have just as much authority as you let them have. The more you obey them, the more power they have over you.
Orson Scott Card

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Earl Nightingale

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
Earl Nightingale

Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today.
John C. Maxwell

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
Niccolo Machiavelli

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tzu

If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results.
George S. Patton

In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
/Murphy's Law/

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
Kin Hubbard

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Peter Drucker

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Lee Iacocca

Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Peter Drucker

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.
/Murphy's Law/

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

The first myth of management is that it exists.
/Murphy's Law/

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Stephen Covey

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Dale Carnegie

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Peter Drucker

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
Dale Carnegie

When in doubt, mumble. When in trouble, delegate.
/Murphy's Law/

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