69 Supervision Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of supervision quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about administration and supervision.

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The Most Famous Supervision Quotes (Best in 2024)

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A leader must listen to those under their supervision. — John Wooden

Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any. — Mark Twain

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. — James C. Collins

Only about 2 percent of people can work entirely without supervision. We call those people 'leaders'. This is the kind of person you are meant to be and that you can be, if you decide to be. — Brian Tracy

You must have respect, which is a part of love, for those under your supervision. Then they will do what you ask and more. — John Wooden

Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. — Peter Drucker

When superiors are fond of showing their humanity, inferiors try to outstrip one another in their practice of it. — Confucius

Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge. — Simon Sinek

I think management is about just that - managing people via man-to-man skills. — Stuart Pearce

Servant leadership always empathizes, always accepts the person, but sometimes refuses to accept some of the person's effort or performance as good enough. — Robert K. Greenleaf

Short Supervision Quotes

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  • The master’s eye makes the horse fat. — Polish Proverbs
  • Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule. — Charles Dickens
  • Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision. — Dick Armey
  • Be a pattern to others and then all will go well. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • What Washington needs is adult supervision. — Barack Obama
  • I am for maximum supervision and minimum regulation. — George Soros
  • A man is known by his conduct to his wife, to his family, and to those under him. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Don't over-react to the trouble makers. — Warren G. Bennis
  • Visual supervision is a joke for development workers. Visual supervision is for prisoners. — Tom DeMarco
  • This Congress is out of control and in desperate need of adult supervision. — Jeff Flake

School Supervision Quotes

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Experiments show that children in unsupervised groups are capable of answering questions many years ahead of the material they're learning in school. In fact, they seem to enjoy the absence of adult supervision, and they are very confident of finding the right answer. — Sugata Mitra

The relationships that people have - that are sexual, psychological, emotional - these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that. — Madalyn Murray O'Hair

In high performing countries, principals are working with highly qualified teachers who come from the top tiers of the graduation range, who have been rigorously prepared in universities and through supervised practice in schools, and who remain in education for all of their careers. — Andy Hargreaves

Once your kid reaches middle school, parents are really supposed to fade out of the social picture. Kids are supposed to make their own plans, keep up with sophisticatedly crude discussions, and be able to go out on their own without supervision. — Bill Vaughan

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More Supervision Quotes

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My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government. — Idi Amin

Every person under your supervision is different. They're all different. They're identical in most ways, but not in all ways. You have to study and analyze every individual under your supervision and try to work with them in a way that will be most productive. — John Wooden

Supervision is an opportunity to bring someone back to their own mind, to show them how good they can be. — Nancy Kline

If you can hire people whose passion intersects with the job, they won't require any supervision at all. They will manage themselves better than anyone could ever manage them. Their fire comes from within, not from without. Their motivation is internal, not external. — Stephen Covey

It can literally change someone's life; it's very positive for young teenagers to get into cosplay if they do it with their friends or with supervision from their parents - it can really foster their social skills. — Yaya Han

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. — Harold Hook

The bagel is a lonely roll to eat all by yourself because in order for the true taste to come out you need your family. One to cut the bagels, one to toast them, one to put on the cream cheese and the lox, one to put them on the table and one to supervise. — Gertrude Berg

In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now. — Merle Haggard

Leaders must have patience for those under your supervision. Don't expect too much too soon. Maybe it was easy for you, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy for somebody else. Be sure you have patience. — John Wooden

The financial crisis involved significant failures in the functioning, regulation, and supervision of OTC derivatives markets. — Jerome Powell

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision. — Blake Clark

However, today due to civil litigation funded by cults this option for families has been eliminated. Instead, the only form of cult intervention now practiced is voluntary-with the exception of minor children under the direct supervision of a custodial parent. — Rick Ross

Many leaders don't listen, and it is one of the greatest methods we have of learning. You need to listen to those under your supervision and to those who are above you. — John Wooden

Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised. — Ann Landers

When you find a man who knows his job and is willing to take responsibility, keep out of his way and don't bother him with unnecessary supervision. What you may think is cooperation is nothing but interference. — Thomas Dreier

The organization of ofices follows the principle of hierarchy ... each lower office is under the control and supervision of a higher one — Max Weber

Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them you find more than you ever dreamed you'd see. — Daniel Handler

Chess players, people who travel all over the world, should be trusted or else not sent anywhere at all. Why are these four people (Antoshion and three other official 'minders') sent along to supervise us? With their meagre experience, all that thay did was interfere, more than ever before. And when they were needed, they weren't to be found. — Viktor Korchnoi

I believe that it is possible for one to praise, without concern, any man after he is dead since every reason and supervision for adulation is lacking. — Niccolo Machiavelli

Five coordinating mechanisms seem to explain the fundamental ways in which organizations coordinate their work: mutual adjustment, direct supervision, standardization of work processes, standardization of work outputs, and standardization of worker skills. — Henry Mintzberg

How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual... as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of. — Suzanna Hupp

I will never ever support a people swap where you can send a 13 year old child, unaccompanied to a country without supervision. Never, it'll be over my dead body. How dare they. — Joe Hockey

Popularity makes no law invulnerable to invalidation. Americans accept judicial supervision of their democracy - judicial review of popular but possibly unconstitutional statutes - because they know that if the Constitution is truly to constitute the nation, it must trump some majority preferences. — George Will

The best schools tend to have the best teachers, not to mention parents who supervise homework, so there is less need for self-organised learning. But where a child comes from a less supportive home environment, where there are family tensions perhaps, their schoolwork can suffer. They need to be taught to think and study for themselves. — Sugata Mitra

All employees... deserve to be treated as responsible adults, if that is the behavior we expect of them. — Eric Harvey

The Indian Bureau system is wrong. The only way to adjust wrong is to abolish it, and the only reform is to let my people go. After freeing the Indian from the shackles of government supervision, what is the Indian going to do: leave that with the Indian, and it is none of your business. — Carlos Montezuma

I was getting a lot of pressure from people in show business about my being overweight because of medication, I was on 200 mg of amitriptiline. When I said this to my doctor, for some reason she took me completely off medication and she didn't really supervise properly. — Sinead O'Connor

Perhaps the fact that I am not a Radical or a believer in the all powerful ballot for women to right her wrongs and that I do notscorn womanly duties, but claim it as a privilege to clean up and sort of supervise the room and sew things, etc., is winning me stronger allies than anything else. — Ellen Swallow Richards

The experience of the past lives little doubt that every economic system must sooner or later rely upon some form of the profit motive to stir individuals and groups to productivity. Substitutes like slavery, police supervision, or ideological enthusiasm prove too unproductive, too expensive, or too transient. — Will Durant

The ever-growing power of a soulless political bureaucracy which supervises and safeguards the life of man from the cradle to the grave is putting ever-greater obstacles in the way of co-operation among human beings. — Rudolf Rocker

Banking, I would argue, is the most heavily regulated industry in the world. Regulations don't solve things. Supervision solves things. — Wilbur Ross

These code authorities could regulate production, quantities, qualities, prices, distribution methods, etc., under the supervision of the NRA. This was fascism. — John T. Flynn

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