Note on the ongoing series: I have always believed that quotes encapsulate concepts that are a catalyst for great insights and introspection. As such I will be sharing some of my favorite quotes on various topics along with some brief commentary. For this episode, we will focus on MANAGEMENT.
To me, leadership and management are two very different things. Leadership is about serving as the steward of a vision and motivating others to achieve it.
In contrast, management is, often times, about the minutia – the incremental challenges confronted and decisions that must be made along the way to achieving a goal. For people with passion for their work, management is often more challenging than leadership.
Here are some particularly interesting quotes on management:
“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.” -Josh Billings
“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience - well, that comes from poor judgment.” -British author A.A. Milne
“The secret to managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.” -Casey Stengel
“Successful executives solve bigger problems than they create.” -David Allen
“In the entire history of the travel industry, nobody has ever washed a rental car before returning it.” -Michael Porter
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