“Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.” – Leslie Nielsen
This quote has my full support. Being productive is something I adore, so sitting still is quite tough for me. There’s a persistent sense that I ought to be working on something useful. I can see, though, how this quotation could also be read as a lesson to savor the present and not always feel the need to be active.
“It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
With this quote, I wholeheartedly concur. Long-term time and effort savings result from taking the time to do something correctly the first time. Quality should always come before speed, and this saying nicely captures that philosophy.
“If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” – John Gotti
Although I find this quote humorous, I don’t necessarily agree with it. I think a good boss should be knowledgeable and competent, and their intelligence shouldn’t jeopardize the job security of their staff. However, I can see how some people would become irritated with their superiors and turn to comedy as a coping mechanism.
“Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” – Peter Drucker
I can certainly connect to this phrase as someone who has dealt with excessive bureaucracy and micromanagement in the workplace. There are times when it appears that management is more interested in controlling workers than in enabling them to perform at their highest level. It’s a fine balance, but I do think that successful management is essential for a successful firm.
“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
I completely agree with this quote. It’s crucial to create a solid team that cooperates to achieve a common objective. The outcomes are frequently better when everyone is working together and giving their special talents and viewpoints than when one person tries to handle everything alone.