The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.— Michael Porter
Proven Great Managers quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.
He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Love means attention, which means looking after the things we love. We call this stable management.
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.
Pressure is something you feel when you do not know what you are doing.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Managers help people see themselves as they are;
Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.
How did it get so late so soon?
Great vision without great people is irrelevant.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.
GNOSTICS, n. A sect of philosophers who tried to engineer a fusion between the early Christians and the Platonists. The former would not go into the caucus and the combination failed, greatly to the chagrin of the fusion managers.
Managing your problems can only make you good, whereas building your opportunities is the only way to become great.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
The sport of wrestling is a tremendous builder of the values and characteristics which are needed to succeed in any walk of life. Much of what I have managed to achieve in life I owe directly to the years I spent in the wrestling room, as an athlete and a coach. Wrestling is a great educational tool.
The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.
The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you've made a hiring mistake. The best people don't need to be managed. Guided, taught, led-yes. But not tightly managed.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.
That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on.
Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.
I looked back on the roaring Twenties, with its jazz, 'Great Gatsby' and the pre-Code films as a party I had somehow managed to miss.
A decade ago young people en masse began declaring themselves as Yugoslavs.
It was a form of rising Yugoslav nationalism, which was a reaction to brotherhood and unity and a feeling of belonging to a single socialist self-managing society. This pleased me greatly.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
The only thing that matters is the theater!
The best managers figure out how to get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than by trying to control their people.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
I'm so happy to be joining Arsenal, a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players, huge support around the world and a great stadium in London.
What makes a scientist great is the care that he takes in telling you what is wrong with his results, so that you will not misuse them.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
Experience comes from bad judgment.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Make use of time, let not advantage slip.
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.
Museums are managers of consciousness.
They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines.
A great pianist doesn't run around the piano or do push ups with his fingers.
To be great, he plays the piano. ...being a footballer is not about running, push-ups or physical work generally. The best way to be a great footballer is to play.