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A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

Author: Dean Acheson (1893-1971)

Profession: American Statesman, Lawyer

Hire the best. Pay them fairly. Communicate frequently. Provide challenges and rewards. Believe in them. Get out of their way and they'll knock your socks off.

Author: Mary Ann Allison

Profession:

If sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.

Author: Norman Augustine

Profession: American Business Executive, CEO of Martin Marietta

If you want to give a man credit, put it in writing. If you want to give him hell, do it on the phone.

Author: Charles Beacham

Profession:

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

As a manager the important thing is not what happens when you are there, but what happens when you are not there.

Author: Ken Blanchard

Profession: American Business Lecturer, Author

For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.

Author: Ken Blanchard

Profession: American Business Lecturer, Author

Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

They that crouch to those who are above them, always trample on those who are below them.

Author: George Earle Buckle (1854-1935)

Profession: British Journalist

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.

Author: Warren Buffett (1930)

Profession: American Investment Entrepreneur

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.

Author: H.S.M. Burns

Profession: American Businessman, President of Shell Oil

Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability of detecting in those they destine for their tools the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

The ability to manage well doesn't make much difference if you're not even in the right jungle.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"