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In this life of stress, we all need a slight nudge now and then. Our managers are also just the same because daily they face a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. So, we have collected some of the best quotes for managers that will surely boost their motivation. They are an essential part of the company because they are considered a link between employees and the company. 

  • Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. — Stephen Covey
  • 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
  • A manager sets objectives, organizes, motivates, and communicates, sets yardsticks, and measures develops people. —- Peter Drucker
  • Great managers fight for their people. — Liz Brenner
  • One of the jobs of a manager is to instill confidence, pump confidence into your people. And when you’ve got somebody who’s raring to go, and you can smell it and feel it, give ’em that shot. — Jack Welch
  • Achieving the highest possible return on human capital must be every manager’s goal. — Brian Tracy
  • Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. — Steve Jobs
  • A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can. — Frederick W. Smith
  • A manager’s job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games, you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. — Earl Weaver
  • A manager is a guide. He takes a group of people and says, ‘With you, I can make us a success; I can show you the way.’ — Arsene Wenger
  • Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. — John D.Rockefeller
  • Treat employees like they make a difference, and they will.  — Jim Goodnight
  • Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you. — George S. Patton
  • One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people’s excuse for failure. — Robert Townsend
  • If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. — Antonie de Saint – Exupery
  • To be a good manager of people requires both fairness and bluntness. — James Cook
  • It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. — Nelson Mandela
  • Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them. — Marissa Mayer
  • The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. — Casey Stengel
  • A manager can’t act like a role model. They need to be a role model. — Ben Horowitz
  • I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example. — Carlos Ghosn
  • If I have one skill as a manager, I can make things extremely clear. — Ben Horowitz
  • Don’t be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal becomes a mini goal in itself. — Genis Waitley
  • An employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager. — Bob Nelson
  • Sometimes the manager actually is the glue that holds everything together, and when you take that manager out, sometimes that’s when things start to go really wrong. — Mark Hughes

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Inspiring Quotes For Managers

  • You can learn a lot about good management by working under someone who is a bad manager. — Charles Murray
  • To be a good manager, a manager tries to constantly fight to reduce waste. — Eliyahu Goldratt
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. — Max Lucado
  • A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear. — Herb Kelleher
  • To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. — Robert L. Stevenson
  • You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go. — Jeanette Rankin
  • That is what a good manager does – you study and think and discuss, and you come up with a model of playing. — Carlo Ancelotti
  • Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further. — Thomas Carlyle
  • If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path. — Buddha
  • Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen. — Elizabeth Lesser 
  • If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. — African Proverb
  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Muriel Strode
  • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t—you’re right. — Henry Ford
  • Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • It’s easy to solve a problem that everyone sees, but it’s hard to solve a problem that almost no one sees. — Tony Fadell
  • Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up. — Anonymous
  • The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t. — Anthea Turner
  • People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. — Theodore Roosevelt
  • Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. — Mitt Romney
  • The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. — Tony Blair
  • Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. — Bill Bradley
  • Winners never quit and quitters never win. — Vince Lombardi
  • To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone. — Harry Truman
  • In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way. — Tina Fey

Motivational Quotes For Manager

  • Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. — John C Maxwell
  • Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. — Tom Peters
  • A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team. — Vivek Wadhwa
  • Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything – for better or for worse. — Simon Sinek
  • Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business. — Carlos Slim 
  • Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing. — Warren Bennis 
  • Leadership is working with goals and vision; management is working with objectives. — Russel Honore
  • Leadership is inspiring people. Management is keeping the trains running on time. — Andy Dunn
  • The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success. — James Cash Penny
  • Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it’s a magnificent profession. — Clayton M.Christensen
  • The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers. — Sam Walton 
  • Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission. — Collin Powell
  • The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill. — Robert Heller
  • Leadership is all about emotional intelligence. Management is taught, while leadership is experienced. — Rajeev Suri
  • Effective management always means asking the right question. — Robert Heller
  • To lead people, walk behind them. — Lao Tsu
  • As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. — Bill Gates
  • Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. — Seth Godin
  • When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter. — Winston Churchill
  • A leader is a dealer in hope. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Q. Adams
  • The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. — kenneth Blanchard
  • He who has great power should use it lightly. — Seneca
  • Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. — Erskine Bowles
  • Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you. — Margaret Thatcher

Good Manager Quotes

  • Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. — John F. Kennedy 
  • No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. — Abraham Lincoln
  • Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. — Chinese Proverb
  • There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. — Fuchan Yuan
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible. — Colin Powell
  • Followers think and talk about their problems….Leaders think and talk about the solutions. — Brian Tracy
  • Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen. — Dave Weinbaum
  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. — Henry Adams
  • People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. — John C. Maxwell
  • Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. — Jesse Jackson
  • Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. — Steve Jobs
  • A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. — Stephen King
  • To add value to others, one must first value others. — John C. Maxwell
  • If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. — Maya Angelou
  • Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. — Woodrow Wilson
  • The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. — Ken Blanchard
  • To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. — Friedrich Nietzche
  • Earn your leadership every day. — Michael Jordan
  • The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. — Harvey Firestone
  • A leader takes people where they would never go on their own. — Hans Finzel
  • A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let’s go. — E.M. Kelly
  • The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. — Mitt Romney

Manager Quotes to Employees

  • The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. — Ray Kroc
  • A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. — George Patton
  • Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. — John D. Rockefeller
  • The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. — Mary Kay Ash
  • Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders. — Steve Ballmer
  • Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. — Simon Sinek 
  • Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. — Publilius Syrus
  • A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. — Johann Wolfganag Von Goethe
  • I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. — Warren Bennis
  • Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. — Brian Tracy
  • Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. — Donald Rumsfeld
  • Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determinations. — John Seaman Garns
  • If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. — Brad Szollose
  • You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. — Bob Nelson
  • A leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be. — Jack Welch
  • You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. — Nancy D.Solomon
  • A leader is someone who creates infectious enthusiasm. — Ted Turner
  • Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. — Warren Bennis
  • You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. — Robert E. Lee
  • Great leaders state out loud what they intend to do and in doing so, they get things done. — Simon Sinek
  • Great leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Business leaders cannot be bystanders. — Howard Schultz
  • The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. — Tony Blair
  • What you do has far greater impact than what you say. — Stephen Covey
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. — Alice Walker 
  • If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. — Booker T. Washington
  • To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. — Andre Malraux
  • Leadership is intentional influence. — Michael Mckinney
  • A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. — John C. Maxwell
  • You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. — Sam Rayburn
  • Trust is the essence of Leadership. — Colin Powell
  • A real leader faces the music even when he doesn’t like the tune. — Arnold H. Glasgow
  • The real leader has no need to lead — he is content to point the way. — Henry Miller
  • Education is the mother of leadership. — Wendell Wilkie
  • Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. — Dianne Feinstein
  • A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers. — Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go. — Jeanethe Rankin
  • Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together. — Jesse Jackson
  • Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection. — Sheryl Sandberg
  • The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. — Max De Pree
  • Leaders don’t force people to follow—they invite them on a journey. — Charles S. Lauer 
  • Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. — Tom Landry
  • A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. — M.D. Arnold
  • Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. — Peter F. Drucker
  • Management works in the system; leadership works on the system. — Stephen Covey
  • Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. — Albert schweitzer
  • Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. — John C. Maxwell
  • Leadership is an action, not a position. — Donald McGannon
  • Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way. — Ronald Reagan
  • Done is better than perfect. — Sheryl Sandberg
  • Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. — Peter Drucker
  • Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business. — John Maxwell
  • Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. — Oprah Winfrey
  • The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. — Ayn Rand
  • 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 DePree
  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it. — Alan Kay
  • The most effective way to do it, is to do it. — Amelia Earhart 
  • No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. — Andrew Carnegie
  • My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better. — Steve Jobs
  • I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one. — Brain Clough
  • The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. — Warren Bennis
  • After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager. — William S. Burroughs
  • People leave their manager; they don’t leave companies. — John Stumpf
  • As a portfolio manager, when do you start advising to your clients that they have some cryptocurrency exposure? When will there be an index fund, a mutual fund of cryptocurrencies? It will happen. — Melanie Swan
  • A smart manager will establish a culture of gratitude. Expand the appreciative attitude to suppliers, vendors, delivery people, and of course, customers. — Harvey Mackay
  • There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there. — Lee Lacocca
  • Your job, as a head coach and general manager, is to listen and not bypass any opportunity to help your team improve. — Josh McDaniels
  • One of the hidden benefits of me being a student manager at Kentucky was me having the responsibility of driving Rick Pitino to his motivational speaking engagements. — Frank Vogel
  • I am not saying I am the best manager in the world. But I’m quite good. — Jurgen Klopp
  • The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager. — Peter Drucker
  • A good chef has to be a manager, a businessman and a great cook. To marry all three together is sometimes difficult. — Wolfgang Puck
  • I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel’s suitcase. — Bob Uecker
  •  We can’t win at home. We can’t win on the road. As general manager, I just can’t figure out where else to play. — Pat Williams
  • I’ll let others worry about what is trendy. When I was a player I wasn’t a fashion item, I was someone who got the job done. I hope I’m like that as a manager. — Sean Dyche
  • My mom worked as a manager at a high-end fashion place, so she was always a pretty stylish woman. — Jimmy O. Yang
  • Grades don’t measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager. — John Taylor Gatto
  • That is what a good manager does – you study and think and discuss, and you come up with a model of playing. — Carlo Ancelotti
  • The key to being a good manager or a good entrepreneur is to pick the right people. Pick the right people, and they’ll make you look good. — Joe Gibbs
  • The true genius of a great manager is his or her ability to individualize. A great manager is one who understands how to trip each person’s trigger. — Marcus Buckingham
  • I want to do right, apart from my gender – I want to do right as a campaign manager. — Kellyanne Conway
  • I’m a manager’s player, in a way, because he can use me in a lot of different ways, and I’m willing to do that. —- Ben Zobrist
  • I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example. — Carlos Ghosn
  • I do not need a producer. I need only a good production manager. I need only a man who will give me money. — Federico Fellini
  • The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. — Warren Bennis
  • A manager is an assistant to his men. — Thomas J. Watson
  • An investor doesn’t have a prayer of picking a manager that can deliver true alpha. — Eugene Fama
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