Many plays-certainly mine-are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
Managing an advertising agency isn't all beer and skittles. After fourteen years of it, I have come to the conclusion that the top man has one principle responsibility: to provide an atmosphere in which creative mavericks can do useful work.
The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.
A baseball manager is a necessary evil.
Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help.
There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.
A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong - that's healthy.
If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.
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.
I don't think a manager should be judged by whether he wins the pennant, but by whether he gets the most out of the twenty-five men he's been given.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it
One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure.
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today's world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs.