A Few Management Quotes

When a management team 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 Buffet

I love this management quote from Warren Buffet.  You can’t manage your way out of bad economics.  The truly brilliant management team knows this and will work to change the economics of the business first.

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. ~ Peter Drucker

This is a funny management quote, but unfortunately very true.

Organization doesn’t really accomplish anything. Plans don’t accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don’t much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds. ~ Colin Powell

This management quote is too easily forgotten by managers eager to try out all their new ideas. In fact, part of the idea of management is to create systems so people become interchangeable.  While this might work for some businesses, it is only useful if you don’t need creativity and ingenuity.  Those are things the people bring to the table and you can’t get simply by creating another process or plan.  Seriously how useful is it to have a plan that says, “come up with something brilliant.”  It doesn’t work that way.  Leaps forward only come from having brilliant people.

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