We all love a good quote. A good quote can do many things. It can sum up in just a few words what it takes a whole day to learn. It can deliver something that has taken someone a lifetime of experience to discover. It can make us smile with its accuracy and wisdom. It can delight us with its turn of phrase. And it can hit the spot in encapsulating something we’ve come to understand ourselves. When asked for their favourite quotations, ones that mean something to them or ones that they were given and have used throughout their lives to help them gain some insight, most people can usually quote a quote.
In this collection, you’ll find around 500 quotes on the theme of Managing People. They range from quotes by Sophocles in around 400 BC and Seneca in 50 BC to Albert Einstein and Julie Andrews in the 20th century. You’ll read some of the most enduring wisdom in the one-liners from the Ancients. You’ll find out how to help others discover their own special talents. You’ll learn a modern approach to discipline. In understanding the personality types of those who work for you, you’ll find out what makes a great manager. You’ll get a primer on recruitment and selection. And you’ll learn some of the secrets of how to train people for better performance. This book is a delightful way to learn. When your training is finished, you’ll still be leafing through these gems for the sheer pleasure of reading them.