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Management Quotes About Decision Making

Take a look at a select set of thought provoking and inspirational management quotes about decision making.

"Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented." - Harold S. Geneen (1910-1997), American Businessman, CEO of ITT from 1959 to 1977

"The one word that makes a good manager - decisiveness." - Lee Iacocca (1924 - ),American businessman, President and CEO of Chrysler Corporation from 1978 to 1992

"The Peter Principle: In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence." -Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1990), Canadian-born Educator

"The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management." -Scott Adams (1957 - ), American Cartoonist, Creator of the Dilbert Comic Strip

"We don't have as many managers as we should, but we would rather have too few than too many." - Larry Page (1973 - ), American Computer Scientist and Co-founder of Google Inc.

"An executive is a man who can make quick decisions and is sometimes right." - Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915), American Writer and Philosopher

"Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs." - Peter F. Drucker, (1909 - 2005), Author and Teacher

"A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements." - H.S.M. Burns

"If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf." - R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983), American Architect, Author, Designer, Inventor, and Futurist

"People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps." - Mary Kay Ash (1918 - 2001), American Businesswoman and Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.

"I think you have to work with people, and when I talk about managing relationships, don't think the derogatory 'managed relationships'. It is a question of sharing emotion and feelings. The common denominator of everything can't be money, and it should not be money." - Anil Ambani (1959 - ), Indian Businessman

"Management is nothing more than motivating other people." - Lee Iacocca (1924 - ),American businessman, President and CEO from 1978 to 1992

"I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes, or of appearing naive." - Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970), American Psychologist

"Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people." - John D. Rockefeller (1839 - 1937), American Industrialist and Philanthropist

"I think the most important CEO task is defining the course that the business will take over the next five or so years. You have to have the ability to see what the business environment might be like a long way out, not just over the coming months. You need to be able to both set a broad direction, and also to take particular decisions along the way that make that broad direction unfold correctly." - Chris Corrigan (1946 - ), Australian Businessman

"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong." - Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) Scottish Satirical Writer, Essayist and Historian

"You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own." - Rupert Murdoch (1931 - ), Australian-American Businessman and Founder of the News Corporation

"Understanding how to be a good investor makes you a better business manager and vice versa." - Charlie Munger (1924 - ) American Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation

"Some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I've worked with over a sixty-five-year consulting career were not stereotypical leaders. They were all over the map in terms of their personalities, attitudes, values, strengths, and weaknesses." - Peter F. Drucker, (1909 - 2005), Author and Teacher

"If the boss is a jerk, get over it. First of all, don't you think there's a good chance that your boss's boss knows what's going on? If so, just keep your head down and do the work. Usually, if you put in maximum effort and produce excellent results, someone in the company is going to take notice. Either you will get promoted or your jerky boss will get the heave-ho. It happens all the time." - Suze Orman (1951 - ), American Financial Advisor, Author, and Television Host

"In large organizations the dilution of information as it passes up and down the hierarchy, and horizontally across departments, can undermine the effort to focus on common goals." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934 - ), Hungarian Psychology Professor

"Successful enterprises are usually led by a proven chief executive who is a competent benevolent dictator." - Richard Pratt

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra (1925 - ), Former Major League Baseball Player and Manager

"Smart people instinctively understand the dangers of entrusting our future to self-serving leaders who use our institutions, whether in the corporate or social sectors, to advance their own interests." - Jim Collins

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