Top 190 Managing Quotes

Here we have the best Managing Quotes from famous authors such as Manuel Pellegrini, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Bo Bennett, Leila Janah, Shakuntala Devi. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

I have enough problems trying to manage a team, without
I have enough problems trying to manage a team, without managing the FA.

I loved managing England more than anything but there were times during those five years when I thought, ‘Why did I leave Italy?’ because you are criticised so much.

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don’t put them both together by claiming you ‘don’t have the time’.

I used to think my job as a CEO meant managing metrics and meeting goals, but I’ve realised now that’s it’s about managing my board and employees.

Knowing more about numbers and being acquainted with them will not only enrich our lives but also contribute towards managing our day to day affairs much better.

Shakuntala Devi
The best coaches have strong charisma to motivate the whole team while managing the relationship with the media, which can be tense.

I remember thinking when I set out to direct my movie that it was all about lenses and the shots you were going to get. Really, directing is about tapping into what makes us the most human, telling stories, emotions, and managing a group of empathetic people.

I have to be a lot more calculating because I’m a very private person. I actually really struggle with the attention; I’m generally a pretty shy kind of a person. So it’s tough figuring out how to manage it. But there are ways of managing it, and you just have to be smart.

What I want to do is bring back managing in the wrestling business.

When you’re a younger company, you struggle, struggle, struggle with, ‘How are we going to pay the bills, and how are we going to hire people, and how are we going to get a bigger office?’ Just managing the company is so hard.

I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.

When I look back, my journey isn’t about a small-town kid from Hazleton traveling around the country, but about the years I put in to get to this place in my life. Playing and finding out you’re not good enough, managing in the minors, working in player development, coaching and learning from the best minds in baseball.

You do get labelled in the game, and that’s why I enjoyed my time managing in the Championship. I’d back myself against most people in that division.

I’m from Israel, so America has no limits. I started a record label, and then I started managing other artists, like Liza Minelli.

When I was managing Cream and the Bee Gees at the same time – when they were playing stadiums all over the world – it was very wearing.

Robert Stigwood
If you haven‘t created the time as an owner to understand why people are choosing your model over your competition, then you are only managing the business that comes in the door, not actively seeking it out.

I made the case for public ownership in ‘Another World is Possible’ – a manifesto for 21st-century socialism – as it is the most rational approach for managing resources in the long-term interest of the entire community.

We all have our ways of handling fear and managing trying; jumping in or climbing down, a direct approach or a delay, joyful or miserable, a spirit of adventure, or God help me, get this thing over with.

I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous.

Thad Cochran
Every penny we spend comes from the taxpayer. We thus owe it to the taxpayer to work as hard managing that money wisely as the taxpayer must do to earn it in the first place.

I’m having a good time. Managing my things takes a lot of time.

We will not overcome world poverty unless we manage climate change successfully. I’ve spent my life as a development economist, and it’s crystal clear that we succeed or fail on winning the battle against world poverty and managing climate change together. If we fail on one, we fail on the other.

Kotter International is about leading large-scale change, not just managing it.

Bureaucrats in D.C. shouldn’t interfere with local conservation efforts that are more than capable of managing the species effectively while also protecting livestock.

The guy who says, ‘I love the challenge of managing,’ is one step from being out of a job.

I’ve always dreamed of managing Real Madrid.

Being on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is an amazing opportunity. I consider myself lucky to be a part of the show and to be able to share my passion and love of dance with such a huge audience while managing to train a few celebrities in ballroom dance along the way.

There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.

Chuck Tanner
I am responsible for managing more schoolteachers’ and firemen’s money than anybody in the world. That’s an enormous responsibility.

Laurence D Fink
When I finished Westlife, we had – Louie Walsh is still managing me – I was lucky to have options from different labels such as Sony and Universal. When we met Capitol and Nick Raphael, I just believed in them the most, and it looked like they believed in me the most.

I started managing myself in October 2004, and since then, it’s gone up and up.

People have to be confident about their sites. We’re confident, number one, because under my administration we’re managing our airports better than we’ve ever done before.

I think I’m right-brained, incapable of managing my way out of a brown paper bag.

American government did not originate in any abstract theories about liberty and equality, but in the actual experience gained by generation after generation of English colonists in managing their own political affairs. The Revolution did not make a breach in the continuity of their institutional life.

I hate not managing to speak clearly. I really hate it. I get a feeling of claustrophobia – like I’m locked in my own head – if what I’ve said hasn’t reached someone.

I’ve done a lot of deals, and I’m skilled at negotiating, managing personalities, and getting parties to the table.

I’ve considered myself a writer since I was 7 years old, but I’ve done a lot of jobs along the way. I enjoyed waiting tables and tending bar during college, especially when it got busy, so I might like managing a big restaurant. In fact, I might like managing many kinds of businesses or organizations.

Managing bottom-up change is its own art.

Climate change makes machine learning that much more valuable, too: So much of the data available to scientists is not necessarily accurate anymore, as animals move their habitats, temperatures rise and currents shift. As species move, managing populations becomes even more critical.

Running a government as chief minister and managing affairs of the nation are different things.

I am the CEO of HCL Corporation, and, of course, a large part of my time does get spent in HCL Corporation, whether it is in actively managing our investments or perhaps even the governance and accountability and really seeing the strategic direction forward for HCL Corporation.

Money doesn’t make me tick. This definition of success doesn’t make me tick. Managing some of the biggest stars in the world doesn’t make me tick. Making my family proud makes me tick.

Doesn’t matter if you’re playing football, running track or managing a restaurant, you want to be the best at what you do in life.

I had the best teacher there can be in man management or managing a football club.

In college, I was failing almost every class I was taking my freshman year. I was having difficulty in managing my time; I was just overwhelmed. Even though I knew I was smart and knew I was good enough, at that point, I doubted all of it because I struggled to handle my sport, classes and social life all at once.

I was spending all my time at the ‘Crimson‘ – like, 70 hours a week – and I didn’t go to class for, like, a year. I failed out of school. I had to leave Harvard, really, halfway through my tenure as the ‘Crimson’ managing editor. It was this incredibly humiliating and shocking experience.

For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit.

Naomi Judd
Every manager dreams of managing Manchester United.

Politics, as a profession, is not about making the right political decision. It’s about making the right decision and then managing the political consequences.

Managing through ambiguity can be difficult for even the most experienced leaders. Defining a clear set of goals for your team demonstrates that there is an end in sight. However, it’s crucial during this time to move through the transition in phases.

In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I’m out in front and winning. I don’t give a hill of beans for the rest of the game.

John McGraw
We know what we are. Our business is originating, distributing, and managing capital for individuals and institutions.

Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.

I had to take a break to set up my production company. Managing a production house is a different ballgame. It’s not like signing a film and arriving on the set.

I figured managing people was obvious – I’d tell someone what they needed to do and they’d do what I wanted. It turns out that’s not the case. It was frustrating at first.

I enjoy building more than managing.

Wayne Huizenga
The professionals at the State Board of Elections must assume control of the county board of elections operations in Bladen County, which has shown itself incapable of managing fair elections.

I think it is rewarding to manage, but it is not what I am passionate about. Managing more than 200 people, maybe 150 people, isn’t fun to me and is not my skill set.

If managed well, urbanization can create enormous opportunities: allowing innovation and new ideas to emerge, saving energy, land and natural resources, managing climate and the risk of disasters.

Every coach has his own ideas about managing the team and how it plays.

Howard Shore, who’s an amazing film composer, told me once that it’s 10 percent inspiration, 90 percent perspiration. So I think even within the creative process, like being a producer, you’re really managing people and getting the best out of them.

The international community spends much more time and resources managing crises than preventing them. But TV cameras are seldom there when a conflict is avoided, so it is difficult for governments and international organizations to make prevention a priority.

All credit to my mother who, despite having to look after eight children, always made time for exercise. She’d work out to Jane Fonda and later Kathy Smith and Cindy Crawford in between managing us.

If you’re just interested in the prestige of banking, that’s not what’s going to sustain you. You have to be interested in what we do: managing and originating capital, helping issuers and investors come together is great, bringing these companies to life.

I was not a project manager who was managing and executing the day-to-day operational work of building I didn’t have the kind of comprehensive, detailed, deep knowledge of that project that a manager would have.

Our world needs to move from managing crises to preventing them in the first place. Too often, the world responds too late and too little.

Western powers remain imprisoned by the idea that the world is a dangerous place, that it needs to be managed, and that they are called upon to do the managing.

The emphasis in thoroughbreds is managing the horses as much as it is training them.

Managing the relationship with a giant neighbour has been central to our foreign policy for more than a century. Trade and investment, as well as people, have flowed back and forth across the border, and the U.S. is, by far, our biggest trading partner.

While I strongly encourage my readers to take advantage of the Internet and social networking platforms to gain a greater understanding of their personal finances, it is extremely important to be safe, smart, and responsible when it comes to sharing, discussing, and managing your finances online.

Whoever is managing you, you want to play your best and do your best for your country.

I wasn’t the one managing my career back then, that was the problem – I was 14 years old.

Leif Garrett
It is never easy to win but it is a lot easier to win when you play well. The key is winning golf tournaments when you are not playing so well. Managing your game is something that I feel that I am still learning to do.

Limited points of view let the writer dispense – and the reader gatherinformation from various corners of the story. It all becomes a kind of dance, with the writer guiding the reader through the various twists and turns. The challenge is keeping readers in step, while still managing to surprise.

My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and sitting down and watching him work.

Sparky Anderson
You, your employer and your plan’s investment managers fail to follow even the most basic rules of investing. You overtrade, chase performance, do not think long term. All of you – All Of You – have done a horrible job managing your retirement plans.

When I started at the Wall Street Journal after college in 1990, there were lots of smart women around me all the time. They were writing for the paper, serving as managing editor, winning Pulitzers and anchoring the weekend show I worked on. It was so inspiring to me.

When men’s lives become extremely hard, women learn how to deal with them and assist them but also develop quiet systems of coping and managing.

I say this all the time: I’ve always been really good at managing my expectations so that I’m not let down.

Crises are inherent to market economies, but managing them is the key to political success, and the media plays a vital role in getting the policy message across.

I am a news presenter, a news broadcaster, an anchorman, a managing editor – not a commentator or analyst.

The prevailing – and foolishattitude is that a good manager can be a good manager anywhere, with no special knowledge of the production process he’s managing. A man with a financial background may know nothing about manufacturing shoes or cars, but he’s put in charge anyway.

I hated the Yankees and Dodgers and wound up managing both.

Since I’m a mother and a wife, I have to have passion or the frustration would win out. But I love managing people. The product is second to managing the people. And marketing to consumers is so challenging because it is evolving constantly.

I spent my time chasing rucks and never managing to hit any, so I quickly switched out to the backs.

If I disliked managing, I liked umpiring even less.

Bobby Wallace
A great deal of energy is spent daily on pushing the Russian e-commerce boom along while managing all aspects of growth and development along the way.

I got a lot of offers after ‘Rockstar’ but was totally dependent on the team managing my work, who did not want me to sign any of the films I was offered, even though I wanted to.

The companies that do the best job on managing a user‘s privacy will be the companies that ultimately are the most successful.

As far as managing, I’ve been managing myself from the beginning, so if I don’t start speaking up for myself, nobody will.

There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.

A penny will not buy a penny postcard or a penny whistle or a single piece of penny candy. It will not even, if you’re managing the U.S. Mint, buy a penny.

The practical reality of managing cars in the family – I do 36-month leases. I think they’re horrible investments. And you want to give them back after their warranty is over.

I believe one of the best things about managing people is that we can influence lives in a positive way. That’s basically what a manager is about. When I can do that, I am very happy.

Allegri is very good at managing the locker room in the most difficult moments of a season, to make the team understand how to manage the time of a match.

The first time I looked at Yammer, I thought I was on Facebook. Work is not a social network, with serendipitous communications and photo collections. Work is about managing tasks and responding to things quickly.

Dustin Moskovitz
I don’t really get too high or too low. I think when you have a big tournament, that’s the important thing: managing emotion.

I don’t even have a management team. I have people managing my work but there are limitations when it comes to projects.

There’s this joy that comes from sitting down to solve a problem and standing up when it’s done and good. Building a company or managing people is never just done.

I take a lot of pride in managing to be funny without having a victim at the end of my joke. I laugh at a really dark joke as much as the next person, but my jokes, I feel, don’t have to hurt anybody to be really funny.

The older you get the more capable you get at managing life.

Predominantly, crimes and horrible, horrible, horrible judgment don’t have to do with sociopaths. It has to do with people who are not capable of maintaining or managing their frailties.

Kristin Lehman
We all know how to play tennis. We all know how to hit the ball. It’s more just about those details – managing all those early rounds and just managing yourself to make sure you’re ready for whatever is coming up next.

I’ve often heard people say that managing creative people is the hardest thing in the world. ‘They’re never happy, they drive up the cost of things, blah blah blah.’ I just manage people the way I always wanted to be managed. That is, to be creatively challenged, but never to be told what to do.

Regarding managing people, I am lucky to be surrounded by good, smart friends, some of whom own their own companies or have worked in ones and can lend experience.

We must work to establish a ‘fiduciary society,’ where manager/agents entrusted with managing other people’s money are required – by federal statute – to place front and center the interests of the owners they are duty-bound to serve.

If the Court were to extend its reach to the base, judges could begin managing conditions of confinement, interrogation methods, and the use of information.

I immediately felt the need, back when I was a managing tech engineer, to attach myself to Nat Turner. And to research him and learn about him and try to find ways into his life that I could apply to my life.

Walmart was built on the idea that we could give our customers access to the items they need every day at the lowest prices by eliminating waste and managing our expenses better than the competition.

It’s not about scoring, it’s having that presence out there and managing the game and getting everyone involved.

It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy.

Daniel Akaka
And if we make the process political, if we start to make it personal, we’re actually going to frustrate good public policy, in terms of managing this money.

I understand that bureaucracy, hierarchy and managing politics is not easy.

I was the girl who got out of my athletic requirement by managing the boys’ sports teams. Which is pretty ingenious, because when I was a sophomore, I got a prom date out of it. That was really strong planning on my part.

My grandad was the most wonderful man. He was a bit like me. He was basically a country bumpkin but he did well; he became managing director of quite a successful company but all he really wanted to do was to come home, put his disgusting old trampy clothes on and go for walks across the country.

You can’t be the accountant in your accounting firm. You can’t cut the grass in your landscaping business. You can’t work on the vehicles in your auto repair shop… And you really can’t spend all of your time managing those actions, either.

Having worked with many of the world’s top modeling agencies for the last decade, I’ve seen what works and doesn’t work in managing a model’s career.

I think the most important thing to understand about credit derivatives and their use at JPMorgan is they served a number of different purposes. First and foremost, they were a tool which initially was seen as being useful in managing the bank’s own risk management challenges.

Poker is about understanding human behavior and managing emotions – yours and the other guy’s. That’s huge in poker, and it’s huge in business.

Early in my career, I was told I shouldn’t try to work in a kitchen, that I should consider serving or managing instead. It was a sad narrative that was given to me, and it came from a society that didn’t know better.

Managing people’s sex lives is something that I don’t think is a good role for government.

Having common European standards has not only boosted prosperity here and across the continent, it is undoubtedly the best way of managing the challenges posed by globalisation.

I joined 3G when I was 24, but I didn’t really have much of a management role there. I became C.F.O. when we acquired Burger King, so that was my first time managing people. I had just turned 30.

I didn’t want to perform comedy. I always loved humor. Loved making people laugh. I was a big stand up fan, but it wasn’t until I was managing a restaurant that had a comedy night and one of the producers asked me to go on stage that I wanted to do it.

Andrew Schulz
I’ve been managing myself for some time now, and after accomplishing many goals here in Brazil, I knew it was time to make new contacts and do bigger things on an international level.

Good liars are skilled at reading others well, putting them at ease, managing their own emotions, and intuitively sensing how others perceive them.

When I started, there very few women at the managing director level and very few who had families, which is something that was important to me. So it’s not like when I looked up I could say, ‘Well, that’s who I want to be.’

I meet with retired football players. Some are well-dressed, some are well-spoken, but when you talk to them personally, they will admit to you that they are having problems. But they are managing their problems. They have impaired memory, they’re having mood problems. They are being treated by their psychiatrists.

Bennet Omalu
The world isn’t fast-paced, it’s frenetic. People have to be managers of themselves. Time has been managing itself for 15 billion years; we have to manage ourselves in the context of time.

I think Marvel is really good at managing, and the thing I love about working with them is that you never feel hindered.

Basically, managing is about influencing action. Managing is about helping organizations and units to get things done, which means action. Sometimes, managers manage actions directly. They fight fires. They manage projects. They negotiate contracts.

Henry Mintzberg
Historically, central planners have generally done a poor job of managing economic resources – this we’ve known since the time of the Pharaohs.

I have been a vegetarian for a few years now, and I am honestly managing it quite well in sync with my workouts and maintaining my physique as well. From whey protein to cottage cheese to tofu, all my proteins, carbs and far content are well in place and balanced.

I started event managing as my first career which I started in 1989, and that was the first year when I started modelling as well, so every time I start something new it is because of an interest that I have and then that interest becomes sustainable and doable.

I don’t want to sound like a retrospective person stuck in the past, but the fact remains that, in my day, everything was in the hands of the driver – the gear changes, the delicate art of clutch control during race starts, managing engine revs during gear changes – everything.

I have no interest in managing my financial affairs.

I’m not like other females. I’m obviously different because of the path I’ve taken. I’m just as aggressive as the guys when I get my helmet on. Plus F1 is not just about taking risks, but knowing when to take risks and when to back off. It’s also about strategy and managing your tyres.

If you’re playing baseball and thinking about managing, you’re crazy. You’d be better off thinking about being an owner.

Feeling comfortable with your body as you go through a transition is not easy, and honestly, as a trans person on hormones or after surgery, you just don’t really know what your results will be, how you’ll finally look. Managing all of that is a challenge.

I’m running for controller to ensure our government reflects the values of the people of California and increases prosperity by managing our finances smartly, efficiently and effectively.

John Perez
Transparency is not about restoring trust in institutions. Transparency is the politics of managing mistrust.

Big things, a real crisis, I think I’m pretty good, but this little thing will just wallop me. I think I’m managing depression better now: when the mood comes, I just try and sit it out.

I spent two summers managing the Midland Angels.

The Hull job had been offered to me and while watching Chelsea against Bayern Munich I was thinking: ‘I’m going to give it a crack.’ I’d rather be managing than commentating.

Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you’re losing because when you’re a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you’re a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.

Al Lopez
My self-belief has always been there but it is about managing it the right way.

There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church.

Arthur Middleton
Putting up the festive lights outdoors is my husband‘s responsibility and he really jazzes it, managing to attract everyone’s attention in the neighborhood!

You can lose a coach every once in a while. You really need to keep an athletic director because you need a guy that’s there consistently for as long a time period as possible because he’s managing everybody. He affects everybody and when he leaves, he affects everybody.

I’ve been asked to interview for many managing jobs, and I never said yes because I was never serious about it, and I thought it would be wrong to go through that process.

Almost all the knowledge required to produce more food than eroding soil is available today – we just need to use that knowledge within a holistic paradigm – managing agriculture holistically, forming the policies that undergird it holistically.

Managing in the Premier League isn’t something I am fearful of.

I knew nothing about managing when I started.

It doesn’t bother me what division I am managing in.

Any time you’re in the coaching business or managing in the minor leagues, when you see a player who has made it to the major leagues, you get a thrill out of that.

But what shouldn’t happen is, you shouldn’t have the taxpayers from states that are managing their situations well paying for those states that are not.

I do some yoga, but it’s just about managing my back because that step up physically to men’s football is big. I know I look big and strong, but it’s still hard on my body. But I’m feeling stronger and stronger the more I play.

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.

Zenefits is basically a service that manages all of your payroll, benefits, and associated HR details that come along with those. Dealing with new employee onboarding, offer letters, and managing that – and we do it for free.

Managing people is no different wherever you are.

I don’t want to be any kind of producer at all – hands-on or otherwise! I feel producing is a very difficult job and creates ulcers! Maybe some people would like to have a certain amount of control; not me. It’s too much stress and includes managing everybody’s egos… handling my own is enough!

The decline of particle physics in the U.S. is really a symptom of the erratic and sometimes anti-scientific attitudes in Washington and the incompetence of Congress in managing science.

DJing is my only peace of mind. When the phone is off, I play my favourite songs really loud for myself, and I’m not talking to anyone; I’m not managing anything. It’s just, like, a time when I can listen to music.

I’ve gotta believe that my managing tenure has come to an end here.

Don Cooper
There’s no longevity in managing – and not much sense, either.

Managing a business, small or large, today requires an extremely disciplined, thoughtful approach with regard to the pressure that people are under.

There is a science to managing high tech businesses, and it needs to be respected. One of them is that in technology businesses, leadership is temporary. It’s constantly recycling. So the asset has limited lifetime.

Yoga has been the best tool for managing stress and life’s challenges. Everything from my studies to my father‘s death was eased by my practice of it.

We live longer and healthier lives than ever before. Animal research has improved the treatment of infections, helped with immunisation, improved cancer treatment and had a big impact on managing heart disease, brain disorders, arthritis and transplantation.

Management, whether you’re managing in the lower division or you’re right at the top, is about getting the best out of what you’ve got.

Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.

Nigeria, with the oil sector, had the reputation of being corrupt and not managing its own public finances well. So what did we try to do? We introduced a fiscal rule that de-linked our budget from the oil price.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The most important asset you need to protect in order to manage the demands of a job or an investment portfolio is your production of energy. And, just like with money, if you do a great job managing your energy, you’ll get a great return.

Jim Loehr
Australia‘s defamation laws help explain why the #MeToo movement, while managing to take down some of the most powerful men in the entertainment and media industry in the United States, has not taken off there.

I’ve some investments, I’ve got good people in my life managing my money.

‘Harjeeta’ is a film based on the inspiring story of a sportsman, grappling with life’s struggles, and surviving against all odds and managing to end the nation’s 15-year-old drought in the Junior Championship by lifting the coveted trophy.

Few people would doubt that Mark Zuckerberg would build a great product. But I, at least, would never have expected him to become so great at hiring, motivating, managing, and ultimately getting whatever it is his company needs from people.

You must acquire the habits and skills of managing a small amount of money before you can have a large amount. Remember, we are creatures of habit and, therefore, the habit of managing your money is more important than the amount.

T Harv Eker
Managing yourself, writing and performing your own music can teach you a lot.

Following ‘Urumi,’ I did get a lot of offers from Malayalam, but frankly, managing films in several industries can become a little hectic. So I decided not to take them up.

Genelia D’Souza
Managing to tell a story is very gratifying.

Gail Carson Levine
I have been involved in music since 1972 when I started managing two artists from The Jimi Hendrix Band. My family has been involved in music for years, so it’s kind of in my blood. I just wish I could sing!

Earl Monroe
Managing China is a daunting task, and they’ve got smart people doing it.

Football management is about managing people.

The toughest thing about managing is knowing your personnel and what it can give you under all conditions.

Walter Alston
Over my lifetime, women have demonstrated repeatedly that they can do anything that men can do, while still managing traditional women’s work at the same time. But the same expansion of roles has not been available to men.

Anne-Marie Slaughter
Reading isn’t about managing expectations. In certain ways, writing is. You’re trying to send signals early in a book about what might be coming later, but I think worrying about the kind of chatter around a book is something I try and stay as far away from when I’m reading.

My idea in terms of managing a narrative, or in thinking in my creative life, is that you could easily argue that the past, the present and the future all occur simultaneously, and if you can postulate that, then you’re not strictly bound to a linear narrative.

Managing forests, rivers, grasslands, and coral reefs in sustainable ways makes them more resilient and increases their ability to absorb greenhouse gases, which is good for business.

I think it’s just really good to be honest with yourself and if I’m not feeling up for something I have no problem staying in my room in ordering some food and relaxing and managing my energy and kind of just checking in with myself throughout the day.