Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.— Peter Drucker
Killer Manageable quotations
Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.
Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.
If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him, for you are worse than he thinks you to be.
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence;
it is to act with yesterday's logic.
Don't search for heaven and hell in the future.
Both are now present. Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. Whenever we fight, hate, we are in hell.
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.
Having no problems is the biggest problem of all.
What gets measured gets managed.
What a bunch of garbage, liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican, it's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated!
There was a knock on our dressing-room door.
Our manager shouted, 'Keith! Ron! The Police are here!' Oh, man, we panicked, flushed everything down the john. Then the door opened and it was Stewart Copeland and Sting.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Two basic rules of life are: 1) Change is inevitable. 2) Everybody resists change.
Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.
The only thing of real importance that leaders do is to create and manage culture. If you do not manage culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening.
We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.
....We must not.....assume that our schedule is our own to manage, but allow it to be arranged by God.
The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo.
Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.
We live in a highly competitive world - and we Indians have to struggle to catch up. So modesty is necessary, even if there is also a need for a certain amount of national pride. When it comes down to it, we have managed our country's economy poorly for long enough. There is really no reason to now think that we can conquer the world.
The nature of the criminal justice system has changed.
It is no longer primarily concerned with the prevention and punishment of crime, but rather with the management and control of the dispossessed.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
When I asked him -Mr.Henry Ford- if he ever worried, he replied: "No. I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe that every-thing will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about?
As a goalkeeper you need to be good at organising the people in front of you and motivating them. You need to see what's going on and react to the threats. Just like a good manager in business.
Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim.
We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.
Allah manages everything in the heavens and earth—the sun, the moon, the stars—with perfection, and yet we don’t trust Him to manage our lives!
A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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.
Being angry is human. Staying angry is foolish.
It is most important that top management be quality-minded.
In the absence of sincere manifestation of interest at the top, little will happen below.