15 Quotes to Live By For Better Project Management

Inspirational Quotes For Better Project Management

1. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

2. “PMs are the most creative pros in the world; we have to figure out everything that could go wrong, before it does.” – Fredrik Haren

3. “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work” – Peter Drucker

4. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

5. “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins

6. “Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.” – Sun Tzu

7. “It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. But it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” – Steve Jobs

8. “Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.” – Colin Powell

9. “Project managers function as bandleaders who pull together their players, each a specialist with individual score and internal rhythm. Under the leader’s direction, they all respond to the same beat.”- L.R. Sayles

10. “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.” – Walt Disney

11. “A project without a critical path is like a ship without a rudder.” – D. Meyer

12. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

13. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra.” – H.E. Luccock

14. “It is always easier to talk about change than to make it.” – Alvin Toffler

15. “Project management is … The art of creating the illusion that any outcome is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts when, in fact, it was dumb luck.” –  Harold Kerzner

Hopefully, you found these words of wisdom as helpful as we did. Take them and apply them to your everyday project management practices, and you’ll be sure to see a positive difference.

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