A few of my favorite quotes about performance management:
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Sun Tzŭ c. 490 BC, Chinese military strategist
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru
The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important – and then get out of their way while they do it.
Jack Welch, former CEO of GE
It is much more difficult to measure non performance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen, former CEO of ITT
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect & poet
A little risk management saves a lot of fan cleaning.
Mike Harding Roberts (unverified), project management consultant
Any more quotes on performance management that you would like to add?