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800 Best Management Quotes To Improve Your Business (2023)

1. “No, my entire life is planned. It’s called time management. – Sean Haye


2. “If you have never recommended canceling a project, you haven’t been an effective project manager.” ~ Woody Williams


3. “People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they are doing something differently than everyone else.”


4. “Agility is the ability to adapt and respond to change… agile organizations view change as an opportunity, not a threat.”


5. “Performance should be an expectation of employment and it is the leader’s job to create an environment where maximum performance is possible.” – Rob Burn, President, L & L Solutions.


6. “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”


7. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” ~ Tony Robbins


8. “Great products do less, but better.” – Fabricio Teixeira, Designer at Work & Co, Founder of UX Collective


9. “The best time to start was last year. Failing that, today will do.” – Chris GuillebeauCLICK TO TWEET


10. “When the customer comes first, the customer will last.” – Robert Half


11. “The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.”


12. “Project managers are the most creative people in the world. We have to figure out everything that could go wrong before it does.”


13. “Done is better than perfect.”


14. “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling


15. In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight Eisenhower


16. “Aspirations are great. Actions are essential.” —John Sterman,co-founder, MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative


17. “But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” — Rocky, Rocky Balboa (2006)


18. I always say, don’t make plans, make options.” – Jennifer Aniston


19. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ~ William Penn


20. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” ~ Michael Jordan


21. “Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”


22. “Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.”


23. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~ Audre Lord


24. “We will never have enough time to do everything, but we will always have enough time to do the most important thing.” ― Wilbert Wynnberg


25. “The key to successful leadership today is influence not authority.” ~ Kenneth Blanchard


26. “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.”


27. “His management philosophy, tempered in his rain-dancing days, was always to give the project to whoever had the most to gain from success – or the most to lose from failure.”


28. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki


29. “A project without a critical path is like a ship without a rudder.” ~ D. Meyer


30. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka, Novelist.


31. “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”


32. “It’s a bad plan that admits no modification.” ~ Publilius Syrus


33. “If you really want to achieve it. Have a deadline on it. If not, you will never complete it.” ― De philosopher DJ Kyos


34. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Peter Hendrick Sharp


35. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” ~ Albert Einstein


36. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Muriel Strode


37. “Time management is about life management.” – Idowu Koyenikan


38. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” ~ Kenneth Blanchard


39. “Work hard, know your facts, and keep asking questions until there are no more to ask.” —Julie Johnson, VP and General Manager, Mobile Computing Business, Zebra Technologies


40. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”


41. “Customer service represents the heart of a brand in the hearts of its customers.” – Kate Nasser


42. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. -Abraham Lincoln


43. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”


44. Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist.


45. “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.” ~ Peter Drucker


46. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Garrett Hoffman, Entrepreneur


47. “I think goals should never be easy. They should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”


48. “Understand one thing – the time is the only actual currency you have. Even though it might be daunting for some people, it’s the ultimate truth.” – Neeraj Agnihotri


49. “Performance management is about getting employees engaged & imbibing in them a sense of ownership & pride.” – Rohit Sahu, Head HR, Hughes Systique Corporation.


50. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”


51. “In business 'professionalism' is not a tactic but a moral value.”


52. “The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be of far greater value than what you get.” ~ Jim Rohn


53. “Agility is the ability to both create and respond to change in order to profit in a turbulent business environment.”


54. “Sustainability is now a driver of whether you can attract talent, retain talent, retain customers, and retain investors.” — Audrey Choi, chief sustainability officer, Morgan Stanley


55. “You must vie with time’s swiftness in the speed of using it, and, as from a torrent that rushes by and will not always flow, you must drink quickly.”


56. Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. -Brian Tracy


57. “As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own.” – Amy Poehler


58. “Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.”


59. “Employers are like horses — they require management.”


60. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” ~ Paul Tournier


61. “Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.” – J. C. Penny


62. “Start with the end in mind. ”


63. “One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.”


64. “The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.” ~ Jim Rohn


65. “Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet.” ~ Henry Mintzberg


66. “A good performance management system is as crucial as a good management board of the organization.” – Anand Dewan, Group CEO, BYLD Group.


67. “Projects progress quickly until they become 90% complete; then remain at 90% complete forever.” ~ Edwards, Butler, Hill, and Russell


68. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” — Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks


69. “I am definitely going to take a course on time management… just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.” – Louis E. Boone


70. “I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.”


71. “Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”


72. “A brand not responding on Twitter is like hanging up the phone on customers. With millions watching.” – Dave Kerpen, Co-founder of Likable Media


73. “Great things in business are never done by one person they're done by a team of people” – Steve Jobs


74. “People are more easily led than driven.” ~ David Harold Fink


75. “A business absolutely devoted to Customer Service Excellence will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”– Sir Henry Ford


76. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt


77. “Management is all about managing in the short term, while developing the plans for the long term.”


78. “My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.” ~ Jada Pinkett Smith


79. “The more you engage with customers, the clearer things become and the easier it is to determine what you should be doing.” – John Russell


80. “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” ~ Peter Drucker


81. “Management must manage!” ~ Harold Geneen


82. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ― Michael Altshuler


83. “With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln


84. “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.”– Peter Drucker


85. “Being a Project Manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art” ~ Greg Cimmarrusti


86. “When rewards ignore individual performance, the incentive to strive for excellence is lost.” – Frank Sonnenberg, Author.


87. “The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t made up their minds.”


88. “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” ~ Theophrastus


89. “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.” ~ Tom Peters


90. “It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind.”


91. “One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.” ― Brian Tracy


92. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford


93. “Don’t make the same decision twice. Spend time and thought to make a solid decision the first time so that you don’t revisit the issue unnecessarily.”


94. “Progress doesn’t come from early risers — progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.” ~ Robert Heinlein


95. “Deep down, we believe that the problem, to put it simply, is THEM. They, of course, believe WE are the problem.” – Unknown


96. “Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan.” – Winston Churchill


97. “The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained.”


98. “There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.”


99. “There’s a risk that the crisis of 2027 or the crisis of 2034 is going to be embedded somewhere in predictive data analytics.” — Gary Gensler, chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


100. “Any idiot can point out a problem … A leader is willing to do something about it! Leaders solve problems!” ~ Tony Robbins


101. “A performance dashboard is a practical tool to improve management effectiveness and efficiency, not just a pretty, retrospective picture in an annual report.” – Pearl Zhu, Author.


102. “Beware the time-driven project with an artificial deadline.”


103. “Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. – Delmore Schwartz


104. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”


105. “It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things.” – Machiavelli


106. “Managing senior programmers is like herding cats.” ~ Dave Platt


107. “Leaders who want to create adaptive, self-organizing teams steer rather than control — they influence, nudge, facilitate, teach, recommend, assist, urge, counsel, and, yes, direct in some instances.”


108. “Lost time is never found again.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


109. “Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” – Zig Ziglar, Author.


110. “Just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.” — Shuri, Black Panther (2018)


111. “Revolve your world around the customer and more customers will revolve around you.” – Heather Williams


112. “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” ~ Sven Goran Eriksson


113. “One customer well taken care of could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising.” – Jim Rohn


114. “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” ~ Proverb


115. “Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point.”


116. “Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. – William Shakespeare


117. “The customer’s perception is your reality.” – Kate Zabriskie


118. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn


119. “I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.” ~ Reggie Jackson


120. “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” – Lee Iacocca


121. “Performance management involves embracing employees’ strengths and being open to innovative ideas – even ones that change the status quo.”– Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Apple Inc.


122. “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell six friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000.”


123. “The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.”


124. “There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” ~ Tom Krause


125. “When an employee truly understands the meaning of his work and gets recognition for his efforts, he performs the best.” – Abhishek Ratna, Author.


126. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn


127. “A good system shortens the road to the goal”


128. “Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan.” ~ Winston Churchill


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


130. “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others”


131. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” — Phil Jackson


132. “Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. – Alan Lakein


133. “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.”


134. “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”


135. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” ~ Proverbs 29:18


136. “Great products are engineered when product managers truly understand the desired outcomes by actively listening to people, not users.” – Michael Fountain, former Director of Product at Apptentive


137. “The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.” — Shoppenhauer


138. “A lot of people have fancy things to say about customer service, but it’s just a day-in, day-out, ongoing, never-ending, persevering, compassionate kind of activity.” – Christopher McCormick, CEO of L.L Bean


139. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”


140. “You may con a person into committing to an unreasonable deadline, but you cannot bully them into meeting it.” ~ Edwards, Butler, Hill, and Russell


141. “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” – Unknown


142. “In the minds of great managers, consistent poor performance is not primarily a matter of weakness, stupidity, disobedience, or disrespect. It is a matter of miscasting.” – Marcus Buckingham, Author.


143. “People will leave companies where they don’t have flexibility for companies that do.” — Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO, Dropbox


144. “Good leaders do not take on all the work themselves; neither do they take all the credit.” – Woody Williams


145. “In NASA, we never punish error. We only punish the concealment of error.” ~ Al Siepert


146. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.”


147. “Success is doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want and as much as you want.”


148. “Although your customers won’t love you if you give bad service, your competitors will.” – Kate Zabriskie, Founder Business Training Works


149. “He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.”


150. “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” ~ William Shakespeare


151. “The only real training for leadership is leadership.” ~ Antony Jay


152. “Time as he grows old teaches many lessons. – Aeschylus


153. “Let our advance worrying become advanced thinking and planning.” ~ Winston Churchill


154. “Only move forward with creating a product that will be ‘above the bar.’” – Brian Lawley, CEO and founder of the 280 Group


155. To succeed… you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. – Tony Dorset, Footballer.


156. “It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things.” ~ Machiavelli


157. “A creative project is a moving target. You never end up where you start.”


158. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter


159. “The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.”


160. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”


161. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul Jabbar


162. “The best way to get a project done faster is to start sooner.”


163. “As has been taught to teachers of the Harvard Business School, the art of asking good questions is often the most important element of managerial tasks.” ~ Parte Bose


164. “If you always blame others for your mistakes, you will never improve.” ~ Joy Gumz


165. “All things are created twice; first mentally; then physically. The key to creativity is to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blue print of the desired result.” ~ Stephen Covey


166. “Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”


167. “The best example of leadership is leadership by example.” ~ Jerry McClain


168. “You shouldn't focus on why you can't do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” — Steve Case, co-founder and CEO of AOL


169. “Instead of trying to be the best on the team, be the best for the team.” – Unknown


170. “If an IT project works the first time, it was in your nightly dreams. Time to wake up and get to work.” ~ Cornelius Fitchner


171. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see further.” — Thomas Carlyle


172. “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood – make big plans, aim high in hope and work.” ~ Daniel H. Burnham


173. “Management is a position that is granted; leadership is a status that is earned.” ~ K. Scott Derrick


174. “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow” ~ Proverb


175. “Planning is a quest for value.”


176. “Best way to sell something: don’t sell anything. Earn awareness, respect and trust of those who might buy.” – Jordan Belfort, Wolf of Wall Street (2013)


177. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”


178. The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. -Mike Murdock


179. “Performance management is so tightly integrated with the business that business has no option but to do it on its own.” – Harjeet Khanduja, Author.


180. “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and civil rights activist


181. “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” – Yale Richmond


182. “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.”


183. “Deciding to commit yourself to long-term results rather than short-term fixes is as important as any decision you’ll make in your lifetime.”


184. “One can find time for everything if one is never in a hurry.”


185. “Long-range planning works best in the short term.” ~ Euripides


186. “Swallowing your pride occasionally will never give you indigestion.” – Unknown


187. “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn


188. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” ~ Jack Welch


189. You can only manage time if you track it right. - Spica’s team


190. “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life.” — Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft


191. “A manager is a guide. He/She takes a group of people and says, ‘With you, I can make us a success; I can show you the way.” – Arsene Wenger


192. “Thank you for calling customer service. If you’re calm and rational, press 1. If you’re a whiner, press 2. If you’re a hot head, press 3” – Randy Glasbergen


193. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”


194. Think ahead. Don’t let day-to-day operations drive out planning.” – Donald Rumsfeld


195. “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.” ~ Dr. Linus Pauling


196. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding on the 20th.” ~ Julie Andrews


197. “My number one rule is to hope for the best and plan for the worst.” — Noah Vosen, The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)


198. “Time is the wisest counselor of all. – Pericles


199. “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill


200. “Those who plan do better than those who do not plan even though they rarely stick to their plan.” ~ Winston Churchill


201. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, former US first lady


202. “Here is a simple but powerful rule: Always give people more than what they expect to get.” – Nelson Boswell, Author of Inner Peace


203. “The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time.”


204. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein


205. “I believe the real difference between success and failure in a corporation can be very often traced to the question of how well the organization brings out the great energies and talents of its people.”


206. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates, Microsoft


207. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler


208. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa


209. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.”


210. “You may con a person into committing to an unreasonable deadline, but you cannot bully them into meeting it.”


211. “Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.” ― Carl Sandburg


212. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” – John C. Maxwell


213. “Goodwill is the only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.” – Marshall Field, Founder Marshall Field and Company


214. “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” ~ Charles Kettering


215. “Performance Management should focus on strengths & help employees develop these, rather than weaknesses.” – Shourya Chakravarty, EVP-HR, Aptech.


216. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.” — Thomas Jefferson


217. “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” ~ Winston Churchill


218. “It’s a bad plan that admits of no modification.” ~ Publilius Syrus


219. “Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't.”


220. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” ~ Dennis Wholey


221. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey, Author and Businessman.


222. “A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.” – Peter Drucker, Educator and Author.


223. “The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.”– Sir John Egan


224. Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill


225. “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” ~ Peter Drucker


226. “The greatest risk we face in software development is that of overestimating our own knowledge.”


227. “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.” — Cicely Tyson


228. “One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” ~ Arnold Glasow


229. “We cling to hierarchies because our place in a hierarchy is, rightly or wrongly, a major indicator of our social worth.”


230. “Agile is like Churchill’s democracy, the worst possible solution until compared to the alternatives.”


231. “You can do two things at once, but you can’t focus effectively on two things at once.”


232. “Financial markets are very prone to become monopolized without any intervention.” —Antoinette Schoar,professor, MIT Sloan


233. “If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand.” – Howard Schultz


234. “You can't ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO and chairman of Apple


235. “No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the huge men don't have.”


236. “The goal of management is to remove obstacles.”


237. “Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer


238. “Unity is strength ... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek


239. “Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet.”


240. “The annual performance review is a retrospective and looking backward over a full year can be useful." — Michael L. Zirulnik, Director of Development, Western Spirit.


241. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results” – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


242. “No great manager or leader ever fell from heaven, it’s learned, not inherited.”


243. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”


244. “The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist.”


245. Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! -Anthony Robbins


246. “All humans are born entrepreneurs; we wouldn’t survive if we weren’t.” —Bill Aulet,managing director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship


247. “If climate drives business results, what drives climate? 50-70% of how employees perceive their organization’s climate corresponds to the actions of one person: their manager.”


248. “When you give an assignment, don’t take it back!”


249. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford


250. “People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”


251. “Management must manage!”


252. “Success isn't about how much money you make; it's about the difference you make in people's lives.” — Michelle Obama


253. “CRM is your GPS to a better route on your Business Development journey.” ― Bobby Darnell


254. “If we focus on collecting stories in our customer interviews, opportunities will emerge from those stories.” – Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach at Product Talk


255. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ~ Henry Ford


256. “One of the best ways to create team safety is to create an environment in which team members feel safe to take risks.”


257. “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” ~ Mattie Stepanek


258. “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~ Jonathan Swift


259. “Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.” – Horace


260. “Catch someone doing something right.”


261. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead.


262. “Managing to have a sense of humor makes it a lot easier to manage people.” ~ Steve Wilson


263. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams


264. “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. – John C. Maxwell


265. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else.” – Iyanla Vanzant


266. “Quit saying you don’t have the time, and simply admit it’s not a priority.” ― J.S. Felts


267. “Most success depends on colleagues, on the team. People at the top have large egos, but you must never say ‘I’: it’s always ‘we’.” ~ Frank Lampl


268. “The customer is why we are here. If we take good care of them, they’ll give us good reason to come back.” – Jenny McKenzie


269. “In an agile project the team takes care of the tasks and the project leader takes care of the team.”


270. “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.”


271. “Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.”


272. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”


273. “It takes months to find a customer, seconds to lose one.” – Vince Lombardi


274. “Projects progress quickly until they become 90% complete; then remain at 90% complete forever.” ~ Edwards, Butler, Hill and Russell


275. “The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.”


276. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss, Entrepreneur and Author.


277. “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” ~ Mark Twain


278. “If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.”


279. “Technology and tools are useful and powerful when they are your servant and not your master”


280. “At the end of the day, your job isn’t to get the requirements right — your job is to change the world.” – Jeff Patton, Veteran Product Manager and Consultant


281. “I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist." — Ginni Rometty


282. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem


283. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk.” — Mark Zuckerberg, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook


284. “Focus on idle work not idle workers to achieve fast, flexible flow.”


285. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” ~ Max de Pree


286. “When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.” – Zig Ziglar, Author.


287. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”


288. “Time management is the mantra of my life.” – Vir Das


289. “No matter how beautiful the visual design is, if it fails to help our users achieve their goals, it’s bad design.” — Crystal C. Yan, Product at Remitly


290. “Yes, CRM is all about Customer Relationship Management … but it is also about prospect relationships.” ― Bobby Darnell


291. “Performance management goes a long way in developing better individuals, fostering teamwork that directly leads us to achieve our organizational objectives.” – Asha Poluru, Head HR, Coinbase.


292. “Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.” ~ Omar Bradley


293. “At times, project managers seem to forget that many of the conventional forms, charts, and tables that they must fill out are intended to serve as aids, not punishments.”


294. “Ask your colleagues for help—early and often.”– Jill Konrath


295. “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.” – Joel Barker


296. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”


297. “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.”


298. “The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it. – Shoppenhauer


299. “They aren't roadblocks. They're signposts.” – Richie Norton, Author.


300. A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


301. “Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.” ~ John Kotter


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


303. “Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.” ~ Roger Von Oech


304. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter F. Drucker


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


306. “If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.”


307. “Ordinary people with commitment can make an extraordinary impact on the their world.” – John C. Maxwell


308. “Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.”


309. “The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”


310. “Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal.”


311. “Reducing emissions is not enough; to ensure against a catastrophic climate change outcome, we need to invest now in adaptation.” — MIT Sloan professorRobert Pindyck,author, “Climate Future”


312. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” ~ Michael Jordan


313. “Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.” ~ Chinese Proverb


314. “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” - Bertrand RussellCLICK TO TWEET


315. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.” — William Durant, American industrialist and founder of General Motors Co.


316. “In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.”


317. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.” — Richard Branson, business magnate and founder of Virgin Group


318. “Don’t interpret anything too much. This is time waster number 1.” – Dee Dee Artner


319. “Failure is success in progress.”


320. “Worry wastes time, envy wastes wealth.” ― Amit Kalantri


321. “Beware the time-driven project with an artificial deadline.” ~ M. Dobson


322. “Where your attention goes, your time goes.” – Idowu Koyenikan


323. “Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” – Unknown


324. “There are no unrealistic goals, only unrealistic deadlines.”


325. “Right now is always the right time.” ― Udai Yadla


326. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


327. “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” – Golda Meir


328. “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”


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


330. “If you can’t stop time, you can’t heal it. Be mindful of how you cross it.” ― Kangoma Kindembo


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


332. “Agility means that you are faster than your competition. Agile time frames are measured in weeks and months, not years.”


333. “In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.” ~ Bill Gates


334. “Self-fulfillment grows when you use your time effectively for yourself and for others.” ― Margo Vader


335. “The real purpose of a performance indicator is to provide business insight and monitor the progress and performance.” – Pearl Zhu, Author.


336. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~ George Bernard Shaw


337. “People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise, and rewards.” ~ Dale Carnegie


338. “If you can laugh together, you can work together” – Robert Orben


339. “The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.”


340. “The “self-driven” talent performance management is pursuing the digital way to run a purpose-driven organization.” – Pearl Zhu, Author.


341. “Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real.”


342. “The organizational design is part of digital strategy management which needs to go neck-in-neck with performance management for improving organizational effectiveness and maturity.” – Pearl Zhu, Author.


343. “Success builds character, failure reveals it” ~ Dave Checkett


344. “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”


345. “Performance management, when handled skillfully in an organization today, can increase job satisfaction, employee retention, loyalty, and overall performance of the organization.” – Soumyasanto Sen, Author.


346. “Leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates


347. “The smaller the function, the greater the management.”


348. “There is nothing permanent except change.” ~ Heraclitus


349. “Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.” — Paul Hawken


350. “Building a great product is a creative, chaotic process which you won’t get right every time, so you have to also be learning from success and failure.” – Gibson Biddle, former VP of Product at Netflix


351. “Satisfaction is a rating. Loyalty is a brand.” – Shep Hyken


352. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” ~ Peter Drucker


353. “Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.”


354. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot”


355. “Your satisfaction is our top priority. So if you could try to act really satisfied, that would be a big help.” – Randy Glasbergen


356. “When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


357. “Time flies and never falls down.” ― Tamerlan Kuzgov


358. “If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.”


359. “Most of the upper management of I.S. were undead. I always thought it was because the job was easier if you didn't have a soul.”


360. “Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.” – Lucille S. Harper


361. “Get the right people. Then no matter what else you might do wrong after that, the people will save you. That’s what management is all about.” ~ Tom DeMarco


362. “If an IT project works the first time, it was a very small and simple project.” ~ Cornelius Fitchner


363. “A great product manager has the brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat.” – Deep Nishar, Vice President of Product at LinkedIn


364. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln


365. “An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” – Mae West, Author.


366. “Customers want high quality at low prices and they want it now.”


367. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill


368. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill, former UK prime minister


369. “It is always easier to talk about change than to make it.” ~ Alvin Toffler


370. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin FranklinCLICK TO TWEET


371. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch


372. “Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.” ~ Joy Gumz


373. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”


374. “Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.”


375. “Most organizations fail to manage performance effectively because they fail to look into the system holistically.” – Pearl Zhu, Author.


376. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”


377. “If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I would spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.”


378. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton


379. “Every day we’re saying, ‘How can we keep this customer happy? How can we get ahead in innovation by doing this?’ Because if we don’t, somebody else will.”


380. “If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”


381. “The metaverse is almost entirely hype and baloney right now.” — Philip Rosedale, founder, Second Life


382. “Past performance produces present privileges.” – Anonymous.


383. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” ~ Warren Bennis


384. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” — Phil Knight, businessman and co-founder of Nike


385. “Performance management continues to be an important cornerstone of business and individual growth and development.” – Sameer Nagarajan, Global President- HR, Cadila Pharmaceuticals


386. “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” – Lewis Carroll, Writer and Mathematician


387. “My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.” ~ Edwin Land


388. “Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.” ~ Colin Powell


389. “TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More” – Unknown


390. “What is not on paper has not been said.” ~ Anonymous


391. “Increasingly, management's role is not to organize work, but to direct passion and purpose.” — Greg Satell, entrepreneur, transformation and change expert, and author of “Mapping Innovation”


392. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Larry Elder


393. “The key to successful leadership today is influence not authority.” – Kenneth Blanchard


394. “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”


395. “Patronage by loyal customers yields 65 percent of a typical business’ volume.”– American Management Association


396. “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” ~ Christopher Columbus


397. “Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being.” – Robin S. Sharma, Bestselling Author.


398. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”


399. “Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”


400. “It is useless to desire more time if you are already wasting what little you have.” ~ James Allen


401. “Money is hard to earn and easy to lose. Guard yours with care.”


402. “One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


403. “If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.”


404. “All things good happen by not managing time, but prioritizing attention.” ― Richie Norton


405. “Biggest question: Isn’t it really ‘customer helping’ rather than customer service? And wouldn’t you deliver better service if you thought of it that way?” – Jeffrey Gitomer


406. “The moment you are no longer challenged or intellectually stimulated, it’s time to seek other opportunities.” — Samuel Epee-Bounya, MBA ’03, managing director, Wellington Management


407. “Time is the scarcest resource and, unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.”


408. “If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.” – Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple


409. “Plans are worthless. Planning is essential.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


410. “Leaders spend five percent of their time on the problem and 90 percent of their time on the solution. Get over it and crush it!”


411. “Simple rules guide innovative, intelligent responses. Comprehensive rules guide rote, routine responses.”


412. “Teams are the main building blocks of organizations, and HR practices [such] as performance management should become more team focused.” – Tom Haak, Author.


413. “Prepare for every game like you just lost your last game.” – Lon Kruger, Basketball Coach.


414. “Any person who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations” ~ Cavett Robert


415. “Every project is an opportunity to learn, to figure out problems and challenges, to invent and reinvent.”


416. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ~ Confucius


417. “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas.” – Steve Jobs, Apple


418. “Make your top managers rich and they will make you rich.”


419. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” ~ Andre Malraux


420. “All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting. If we want different results, we must change the way we do things.”


421. “People in any organization are always attached to the obsolete - the things that should have worked but did not, the things that once were productive and no longer are.”


422. “He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear with almost any ‘how’.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


423. “The P in PM is as much about ‘people management’ as it is about ‘project management’.”


424. “We cannot drive people; we must direct their development. Teach and lead.” ~ Woody Williams


425. “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” ~ Diana Scharf


426. “Best-practice performance management opens channels of communication and gives all parties the freedom to disagree with each other.” – Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur and Writer.


427. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”


428. “How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time.”


429. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”


430. “Performance keeps the business running, and potential moves the business to the next level of the growth cycle.” – Pearl Zhu, Author.


431. “Good performance accountability is about having a positive conversation between manager and employee. A manager is a coach and communicator, not command and controller.” – Dave Ulrich, Author.


432. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, former US president


433. “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway.


434. “The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.” ~ Meister Eckhart


435. “Thriving in today’s marketplace frequently depends on making a transformation to become more agile.”


436. “Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan.”


437. “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.” ~ Winston Churchill


438. “Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.” ~ Colin Powell


439. “Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.”


440. “The fears we don’t face become our limits.” – Robin Sharma, Bestselling Author.


441. “The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” – Helen Keller, Author and Political Activist


442. “What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


443. “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates


444. “Customer: A person who indirectly pays for all your vacations, hobbies, and golf games and gives you the opportunity to better yourself.”– Unknown


445. “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.” ~ General George Patton Jr.


446. “It’s a mistake to conflate success with shipping a large quantity of features.” – Julie Zhuo, VP of Product Design at Facebook


447. “When I hear people complaining about how hard life is I always ask them: compared to what?” – Sydney Justin Harris, Journalist.


448. “A performance management system is very critical to keep an ongoing track on the returns of the enterprise on its investment in people resources.” – Adil Malia, CEO and Partner, The Firm.


449. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”


450. “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”


451. “What Netflix did to movie theaters and the media industry, TikTok is doing to Netflix.” — Scott Galloway, professor, New York University


452. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” ~ Thomas Edison


453. “Any person who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved, has already defined his own limitations” ~ Cavett Robert


454. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, Philosopher.


455. It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. – David Feherty


456. “The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.”


457. “We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.”


458. “The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.”


459. “Project management can be defined as a way of developing structure in a complex project, where the independent variables of time, cost, resources and human behavior come together.” ~ Rory Burke


460. “Coming together is a beginning staying together is progress and working together is success.” – Henry Ford


461. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” ~ John C. Maxwell


462. “If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.”


463. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. -Napoleon Hill


464. “Customer service represents the heart of a brand in the hearts of its customers.” – Kate Nasser, Speaker and Trainer


465. “Inventories can be managed but people must be led.” ~ Ross Perot


466. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”


467. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


468. “Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.” ~ Ross Perot


469. “Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” – Lord Chesterfield


470. “Done well, performance management is the most effective tool for leaders to set challenges and deliver recognition – using tools like goals, feedback and coaching.” – Dan Ariely, Professor.


471. “You don't need to have a 100 person company to develop that idea.” — Larry Page, co-founder of Google


472. “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau


473. “You may delay, but time will not.”


474. “Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.” — Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric


475. “Communicate more than you think you have to.”


476. “It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays


477. “He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” ― Victor Hugo


478. “If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn, Author and Motivational Speaker


479. “There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.” -- Billy Martin


480. “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Don Alden Adams


481. “Procrasdemon will steal the most valuable asset you have – time.” – Neeraj Agnihotri


482. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”


483. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team” – Phil Jackson


484. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” ~ Aristotle


485. “A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short.” – Arthur Schopenhauer


486. “People hurry so they can get to places faster, where they’d rather not be, so they can have more time to do things they’d rather not be doing.” – Peter Turla


487. “It’s not about having the time, it’s about managing the time you already have.” ― Rob Liano


488. “You’ve got to keep control of your time and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.” – Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway.


489. “It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”


490. “Three decisions that we all control each moment of our lives: what to focus on, what things mean and what to do in spite of the challenges that may appear.”


491. “A project is complete when it starts working for you, rather than you working for it.”


492. “Always have empathy for your customers.” – Jesse Owens II, Product Director of Digital Payments at MasterCard


493. “My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.” – Jada Pinkett Smith


494. “If you don’t write when you don’t have time for it, you won’t write when you do have time for it.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer


495. “Peel back the facade of rigorous methodology projects and ask why the project was successful, and the answer is people.”


496. “Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.”


497. “Those who make the worst of their time most complain about its shortness.” – La Bruyere


498. “The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.” – Brian Tracy, Motivational Speaker.


499. “Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.” ~ Napoleon Hill


500. “Using artificial intelligence in a way that’s human-centered as opposed to exploitative will be a true strategic advantage.” —Renée Richardson Gosline,senior lecturer and research scientist, MIT Sloan


501. “Brevity is the soul of wit.” ~ William Shakespeare


502. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” — Thomas Watson Sr., former chairman and CEO of International Business Machines


503. “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” — Thomas Edison


504. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're playing a solo game, you'll always lose out to a team.” – Reid Hoffman


505. “What gets measured gets managed.”


506. “Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.”


507. “If you find that your organization can’t make the hard decisions that Scrum demands, then high-risk, uncertain projects have very little probability of success in your organization.”


508. “Be candid with everyone.” ~ Jack Welch


509. “Rule 1: The customer is always right. Rule 2: If the customer is ever wrong, re-read Rule 1.” – Stew Leonard


510. “At heart, this is the purpose of performance management – to improve each other’s day-to-day experience at work.” – Drew Dudley, Author.


511. “Data is increasingly an asset that has both value and risk.” — Maria Villar, head of enterprise data strategy and transformation, SAP


512. “Make your team feel respected, empowered, and genuinely excited about the company's mission.” — Tim Westergren, entrepreneur and co-founder of Pandora


513. “It’s not how many things you start that make you successful. It’s how many worthwhile things you finish.” – Peter Turla


514. “It’s not worth completing that which shouldn’t have been started in the first place.” – Peter Turla


515. “The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.” ~ Warren Bennis


516. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh


517. “Why do so many professionals say they are project managing, when what they are actually doing is fire fighting?”


518. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”


519. “With vision there is no room to be frightened. No reason for intimidation. It’s time to march forward! Let’s be confident and positive!” ~ Charles R. Swindoll


520. “Customers are like teeth. Ignore them and they’ll go away.” – Jerry Flanagan, State Farm Agent


521. “When the Web3 wave hits, we’re going to have a paradigm shift just like we had in the ‘90s when Amazon appeared.” — Mert Damlapinar, director of e-commerce strategic insights and tech products, L’Oréal


522. Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral, loose, and free-floating – these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Author.


523. “When we see turnover, how much of that is ‘burned out,’ and how much is ‘fed up’?” — Melissa Swift, U.S. transformation leader, Mercer


524. “We all know business financial performance improves when more women are in senior levels of management and leadership.” – Beth Brooke, Public Accountant.


525. “… Learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy.” ~ Don Tapscott


526. “Now is definitely the best time to start, though Yesterday would have beaten it easily.” ― Kalpesh Jain


527. “The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time.” – Mozart


528. “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker, Educator and Author.


529. “Plans are worthless. Planning is essential.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


530. “Measure progress – not the time that you’re working.” – Frank Sonnenberg, Author.


531. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” — Padmasree Warrior


532. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”


533. “When “I” is replaced by “WE”, even ILLNESS becomes WELLNESS!” — Malcolm X


534. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” — Anna Wintour


535. “Goals are dreams with deadlines.”


536. “You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”


537. “Good leaders do not take on all the work themselves; neither do they take all the credit.” ~ Woody Williams


538. “Sales without Customer Service is like stuffing money into a pocket full of holes.” – David Tooman, Customer Service Professional


539. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO and chairman of Apple


540. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R. Covey


541. “Performance yields compounded growth. Ordinary becomes outstanding just by an ounce of performance.” – Gagandeep Kaushal, Regional Manager, RANSME


542. “Recognition is not a scarce resource. You can’t use it up or run out of it.” ~ Susan M. Heathfield


543. “The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t made up their minds.” ~ Casey Stengel


544. “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” – Anonymous


545. “Today, excellent companies realize that project failures have more to do with behavioral shortcomings — poor employee morale, negative human relations, low productivity, and lack of commitment.”


546. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ~ George Bernard Shaw


547. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” — Tony Robbins


548. “In order to build a rewarding employee experience, you need to understand what matters most to your people.” — Julie Bevacqua, president of Rise People Inc.


549. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”


550. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth


551. “Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton


552. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”~ Peter F. Drucker


553. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.”


554. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” ~ Bill Cosby


555. “What's measured improves”


556. “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”


557. “Assume responsibility for outcomes as well as for the process and people you work with. How you achieve results will shape the kind of person you become.” ~ C.K. Prahalad


558. “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.”


559. “You may delay, but time will not.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


560. “Good service is good business.” — Siebel Ad


561. “Give time for what you know you must do and you will have what you desire the most.” ― Raynor Winn


562. “Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.”


563. “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.”


564. “Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.” ~ Robert McNamara


565. “Agility is principally about mindset, not practices.”


566. “I’ve learned time management, organization and I have priorities. – Tory Burch


567. “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”


568. “Be stubborn on vision but flexible on details.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon


569. “Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Wayne Dyer, Author.


570. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”


571. “No one can whistle a symphony. it takes an Orchestra to play it.” – H. E. Luccock


572. “Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?”


573. “A goal without a timeline is just a dream.”


574. “Our plans miscarry because they have no aim.” ~ Lucius Seneca


575. “Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” ~ Thomas A. Edison


576. “You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin


577. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.”


578. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”


579. “You are never too small to make a difference.” — Greta Thunberg


580. “it’s amazing the amount of achievements someone can accomplish by managing well the gift call 24 hours.” ― Manuel Corazzari


581. “Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.” ~ Samuel Johnson


582. “It’s what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public.”


583. “Representation matters, and having others to look up to — and hear from — makes a big difference.”— Jaclyn Loo, MBA ’11, global product marketing lead, Google Nest


584. “The moment you put a deadline on your dream, it becomes a goal.”


585. “…the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~ Ralph Nader


586. “Be like a postage stamp — stick to one thing until you get there.” – Josh Billings.CLICK TO TWEET


587. “When you find an idea that you just can't stop thinking about, that's probably a good one to pursue.” — Josh James, co-founder and former CEO of Omniture


588. “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”


589. “Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.”


590. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers and that people flourish when they are praised.” – Richard Branson


591. “In most cases, being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.” — Tina Fey, actress, comedian, playwright, and producer


592. “No major project is ever installed on time, within budget, with the same staff that started it.” ~ Edwards, Butler, Hill and Russell


593. “In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”


594. “The pace and rhythm of performance management need to be in line with the pace and rhythm of the business.” – TN Hari, Head HR at Bigbasket.


595. “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker


596. “Better to be three hours too soon, than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare


597. “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”


598. “Project management is the art of creating the illusion that any outcome is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts when, in fact, it was dumb luck.”


599. “Ensure your documentation is short and sharp and make much more use of people-to-people communication.” ~ Bentley and Borman


600. “What we can control is our performance and our execution, and that's what we're going to focus on.” – Bill Belichick, General Manager, The New England Patriots.


601. “The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.”


602. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”


603. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


604. “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology, not the other way around.”


605. “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”


606. “True leadership lies in guiding others to success, in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do, and doing it well.” – Bill Owens, Attorney.


607. “The most important adage and the only adage is, the customer comes first, whatever the business, the customer comes first.” – Kerry Stokes


608. “This is the key to time management – to see the value of every moment. – Menachem Mendel Schneerson


609. “I like to do weird things in the shower, like drink my coffee, brush my teeth and drink a smoothie. It’s good time management. – Michelle Williams<