Bad Management Quotes: A Funny Take on Leadership Missteps


Bad management is like a leaking faucet. Nothing gets fixed until the entire office is underwater.

I’ve met some pricks in my time, but you, my dear, are the freaking cactus of bad management styles.

Bad bosses are like diapers. Always on your ass and usually full of crap.

Behind every underpaid employee, there is an overpaid bad manager.

I may look calm and collected when I’m around my boss, but in my head, I’ve already fired him thrice.

If you think your boss is senseless, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he had sense.

Bad management is the art of wasting talent efficiently.

Nothing is impossible until it’s passed on to management.

When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like an employee not working hard enough.

If my boss knew how unproductive I am on Fridays, he wouldn’t want me here either.

A meeting led by a bad manager is like a psycho thriller movie ? you can predict all the twists, yet it scares the hell out of you.

A wise man never puts himself in a position where he must take orders from a fool.

It takes a sheer incompetency to screw up Friday, but my manager has the knack for it.

Great leaders inspire greatness in others. Bad leaders inspire a great job search.

A bad manager can take a good staff and destroy it, causing the best employees to flea, and the remainder to lose all motivation.

Bad management is like a leak in your roof. You may not notice when it’s not raining, but boy, when it pours… So does your office.

People don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad managers.

When bad management is the water, everyone is forced to learn swimming.

Looking for a good manager? Find someone who is good at playing Tetris. They know all about making things fit in places that don?t work.

Bad management is like throwing darts in the dark. You?re only going to hit something by accident.

The three signs of bad management: Meet, talk, and retreat.

It’s not the employees who are negative, it’s the toxic environment created by bad management.

A bad manager can take a great team and destroy it, making the strongest, fastest runner lose the race.

Behind every bad idea, there’s an executive who asked for it.

The only thing we have to manage around here is bad management.

A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.

?If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? That you probably have too much time on your hands due to poor management.?

Becoming a good manager is like trying to find a unicorn. You’ll never see one, but at least you can have fun trying.

You can tell a bad manager miles away – by the size of his ego and the trail of disaster left behind.

Crisis created by poor management are sometimes very funny until you realize that you?re on the sinking ship too.

I asked my boss for a raise and he said ‘Sure. Rise FROM your desk and GET. OUT.’

Good leadership involves commitment, not just to the team’s goals, but also to the team members’ headaches.

When you sit in a meeting and wonder why you were hired in the first place.

Behind every successful team, there is a manager with a ridiculous amount of coffee and a questionable sense of humor.

Management: Because there needs to be someone to blame when the server crashes overnight.

My boss told me to have a good day… So, I went home.

A boss: the person who is early when you are late and late when you are early.

When your boss asks for a status update, remember: a status update without a percent sign won’t do.

They say choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Bad management wasn?t what they had in mind.

How’s my managing? Dial 1-800-WHO-CARES.

I?m sorry if I gave you the impression that I care about your opinion.

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. Bad management is asking someone to do it behind your back.

Under my management style, ‘telecommuting’ is a fancy word for ‘doing my job for me while I’m out golfing’.

Risk management means ‘cover your own backside at all costs’.

If good leadership is a key to success, then bad management is the master key to the janitor?s closet.

They say that leaders are readers, but when your boss only reads your latest mistakes in a report, it’s not what they meant.

Bad management is the art of making problems so interesting that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

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