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Management Tips from Those Who Should Know

Management is the delicate art of motivating and overseeing others to achieve a desired outcome for the whole group. Sometimes effective management requires dangling a juicy carrot, while other times it comes down to wielding a heavy stick. Great managers can come from any field in which members of an organization need to work together, ranging from business to sports to politics to the military. For much needed inspiration and guidance, here are some classic quotes about management from true leaders in their respective fields:

“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings—and put compensation as a carrier behind it—you almost don’t have to manage them.” — Jack Welch

“Make your top managers rich and they will make you rich.” — Robert H. Johnson

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” — Ronald Reagan

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

“Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn’t, management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team’s mission.” – Pat Riley

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it; look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” — David Ogilvy

“The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.” — Casey Stengel

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers.” – Sam Walton

“Product management really is the fusion between technology – what engineers do – and the business side.” – Marissa Mayer

“The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are.” – Reggie Jackson

“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John D. Rockefeller

““Don’t fear the critic or the naysayer; fear not trying; fear not finding the time. Not everything you try will work. And much of what you try will not fail. Just try!” – Hayes Drumwright

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