Quotes from Management Gurus

Some of the selected nice quotes from Well Known Management Gurus

The Internet will help achieve “friction free capitalism” by putting buyer and seller in direct contact and providing more information to both about each other

— Bill Gates

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 Drucker

Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake

— Peter Drucker

Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands

— Peter Drucker

There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.

— Michael Dell

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital – the world’s best talents and greatest ideas.

— Jack Welch

Leaders who can stay optimistic and upbeat, even under intense pressure, radiate the positive feelings that create resonance. By staying in control of their feelings and impulses, they craft an environment of trust, comforts and fairness. And that self-management has a trickle down effect from the leader

— Daniel Goleman, Primal Leadership

I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communicationgoes in both directions

— Lee Iacocca, Former CEO Chrysler Corporation

Seek first to understand, then to be understood

— Stephen R. Covey

We listened to what our customers wanted and acted on what they said. Good things happen when you pay attention

— John F Smith, Former CEO and President General Motors

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing

— Dale Carnegie

I would rather be surrounded by smart people than have a huge budget. Smart people will get you there faster

— Ethan Rasiel, as quoted in The McKinsey Way

The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions

— Peter Drucker

The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly but that they occasionally do a few things well. The only thing that is universal is incompetence. Strength is always specific! Nobody ever commented, for example, that the great violinist Jascha Heifetz probably couldn’t play the trumpet very well

— Peter Drucker

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