Management Clichés That Work


  1. Promise and deliver
  2. Make sure bad news travels fast
  3. Writing is thinking
  4. Practice transparency within your team
  5. Without a point of view there is no point
  6. Know your dilithium crystals
  7. Don’t ask for information or reports unless they help those you ask to do their jobs
  8. Don’t keep two sets of books
  9. Showdowns are boring and nobody wins
  10. Never vote on anything
  11. When presenting the boss with n alternatives he/she will always choose option n+1
  12. Nothing is ever decided at a meeting so don’t try
  13. Work on things that are important not urgent
  14. Products don’t ship with a list of features you thought you’d do but didn’t
  15. If you’re interesting someone won’t agree with what you said