Robert Townsend Quotes

Most popular Robert Townsend Quotes

Titles are a form of psychic compensation.
An important task of a manager is to reduce his people's excuses for failure.
— Robert Townsend

failure

Consultants borrow your watch to tell you the time, and then walk off with your watch.
— Robert Townsend

consultants

One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure.
— Robert Townsend

managing people management

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.  In combat, officers eat last.

leadership

If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?
— Robert Townsend

excellence