Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven’t.
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
Communicating with your employees is like being a frightened chunk of marble in a room full of sculptors. They’ll try to chip away at everything you say until by process of elimination they figure out the truth. (“Dilbert”)