Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
The human being is a very poorly designed machine tool. The human being excels in coordination. He excels in relating perception to action. He works best if the entire human being, muscles, senses, and mind, is engaged in the work.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.
In book subjects a student can only do a student's work. All that can be measured is how well he learns, rather than how well he performs. All he can show is promise.
As with every phenomenon of the objective universe, the first step toward understanding work is to analyze it.
The first step toward making the worker achieving is to make work productive.
Financial synergy is a will-o'-the-wisp. It looks good on paper, but it fails to work out in practice.
A superior who works on his own development sets an almost irresistible example.