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I don't want yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs." - Samuel Goldwyn

"Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom." - J. Paul Getty

"There's just three things I'd ever say: If anything goes bad, I did it.

"If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you." -Paul (Bear) Bryant

"The longer the title, the less important the job." - George McGovern

"Your ability to make a decision is no better than the information you've been given." -Michael Catt

"Management is nothing more than motivating people." - Lee Iacocca

"Get into the habit of asking yourself if what you're doing can be handled by someone else."

"As a manager, you're paid to be uncomfortable. If you're comfortable, it's a sure sign you're doing things wrong." -Peter Drucker

"There are no office hours for leaders." - Cardinal Gibbons

"Power for good flows through you from God. It does not originate with you." - W. F. Smith

"To get people to follow the straight and narrow path, stop giving them advice and start leading the way." -Howard Hendricks

"A bulldog can whip a skunk, but it's not worth it." -Vance Havner

"It is not enough to have great qualities; we should also have the management of them," - La Rochefoucauld

"Leaders are developed by challenges." - James E. Burke

"Much has been said about my management style, a style that's worked successfully for me during eight years as governor of California and for most of my presidency. The way I work is to identify the problem, find the right individuals to do the job, and then let them go to it. I've found this invariably brings out the best in people. They seem to rise to their full capacity, and in the long run you get more done." - Ronald Reagan, 1987

"I don't believe a chief executive should supervise every detail of what goes on in his organization. The chief executive should set broad policy and genera1 ground rules, tell people what he or she wants them to do, then let them do it; he should make himself (or herself) available, so that the members of his team can come to him if there is a problem. If there is, you can work together and, if necessary, fine-tune the policies. But I don't think a chief executive should peer constantly over the shoulders of the people who are in charge of a project and tell them every few minutes what to do," - Ronald Reagan

"A leader is judged in terms of what others do to obtain the results that he is placed there to get." -Vince Lombardi

"If you wish to succeed in managing and controlling others -learn to manage and control yourself." -William I. H. Boetcker

"The true mark of a Christian leader is trying to build up other people. Raise up other leaders!" -Chuck Colson


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