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Heller's Law

The first myth of management science is that it exists.

Johnson's Corollary

Nobody knows what is really going on within this organization.

Peter principle

In any hierarchical system, each employee seeks to achieve his own level of incompetence.


1. Over time, each position will be occupied by an employee who is incompetent in performing his duties.

2. The work is performed by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.

Peter's hidden postulate according to Godin

Every employee starts at his own level of incompetence.

Peter's observation

Overcompetence is more undesirable than incompetence.

Fox's note on hierarchy

That which will raise you on one level will lower you on another.

Peter's Law of Evolution

Competence always contains a grain of incompetence.

Peter transform

Internal consistency is valued over efficient work.

Peter's law of substitution

Take care of the flies, and the elephants will take care of themselves.

Placebo * Peter

An ounce of reputation is worth a pound of work.

* Placebo is a harmless medicine prescribed to calm the patient.

Valerie's additions to Peter's laws

A competent person is a person who makes mistakes by the rules.

Weil's axiom

In any organization, work gravitates towards the lowest level of the hierarchy.

Imhoff's law

Any bureaucratic organization is like a sump: the largest chunks always tend to rise to the top ...

Parkinson's laws

1. Expansion means complication, and complication means decomposition.

2. The number of people in a workgroup tends to increase regardless of the amount of work to be done.

3. If there is a way to postpone an important decision, a real official will always use it.

Parkinson's axioms

1. Every boss seeks to increase the number of subordinates, not rivals.

2. Bosses create work for each other.

Parkins postulate

The lower you sit, the more painful they hit.

Cornwell's law

The bosses tend to give work to those who are less able to do it.

Zimergi's Fair Labor Act

Subordinates always agree to do the work when the need for it has already disappeared.

Relationship law

The result of the expanding connections between different levels of the hierarchy is an increasing area of ​​misunderstanding.

Ten Spark Rules for a Project Manager

1. Try to look more significant.

2. Strive to be seen in the company of significant people.

3. Speak confidently and rely only on the obvious.

4. Don't get into an argument. And if you find yourself in a difficult situation, then ask a completely irrelevant question and, while your opponent is trying to figure out what is happening, quickly change the subject of the conversation!

5. Listen carefully when others discuss the problem. This will give you the opportunity to find fault with some banal statement and destroy your opponent.

6. If a subordinate asks you a substantive question, stare at him as if he were crazy. When he looks away, ask him his own question.

7. Receive a generous budget for health, but do not make it public.

8. Leaving the office, always walk as if you are in a hurry. This will save you from questions from subordinates and superiors.

9. Keep the office door closed. This will make it difficult for visitors to reach you and give them the impression that you are always having important meetings.

10. Give all orders verbally. Do not leave notes and documents that can turn against you.

Jay's Law of Leadership

To be able to change the state of affairs is the main property of a leader. And to change it before others is a sure sign of a creative personality.

Match's aphorism

A fool in a high position is like a man on a mountain top: everything seems small to him, and to everyone else he seems small himself.

Menkin's law

Who can do it. He who cannot - teaches.

Martin's Supplement

Those who cannot teach are in control.

Matsushita Brigade Law

The manager must work in such a way that the subordinates think: "Our boss is working so hard. We have to help him!"

Cohort Law

Any Caudle is stronger than a lion.

Elevator law

Don't seed, climbing the hierarchical ladder.

Yakushev's law of sociodynamics

The informal management structure crowds out those who hinder its development.

The manager's stability law according to Radchenko

The higher the rank of the leader, the more he needs assistants, assistants, secretaries.

The law of competition among managers according to Tsvetov

The higher the official floor, the tighter the site.

The principle of lifting a Tsvetov manager

Merits are remembered, miscalculations are recorded.

Conway's law

In any organization, there is always a person who knows what is really going on. He must be fired.

Reverse Stewart's Law

It's easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Loftus' staffing theorem

Specialists invited from afar always seem to be better than homegrown ones ("There is no prophet in his own country").

Hiring is a victory of hope over experience.

Loftus Control Law

Guide the book even if you don't know the author's name or the title.

The first rule of inferiority of bosses

Don't let your boss know that you are smarter.

Whistler's law

They never know who is right, but we always know who is responsible.

Spencer's laws of raw data

1. Anyone can make a decision if they have enough facts.

2. A good manager can make a decision without having enough facts.

3. An excellent manager can manage affairs, being completely unaware of the state of affairs in production.

Gottlieb rule

If the boss tries to impress subordinates with knowledge of the details, he loses sight of the ultimate goal.

The first rule of negative foresight

You will save yourself a lot of unnecessary trouble if you burn bridges as soon as you approach them.

Drew's Law of Professional Practice

The one who pays the least is the one who complains the most.

Cohn's law

For bureaucrats, the flow of paper is the more abundant, the more time is spent on reporting less and less work. A steady state is achieved when you spend all your time reporting on doing nothing.

Macdonald's law

Consultants are mysterious people, they ask the company for some indicator, and then give it out in the report.

Wellington Control Law

The cream is gathering at the top. And the foam too.

Dingle's Law

If something falls on someone, they will kick it, but they will not pick it up.

Kushner's law

The chances of getting the job done are inversely proportional to the number of persons on duty to do it.

Pfeifer's principle

Never make decisions yourself if you can get someone else to decide.


No one will write down what you could have done but did not, but everyone has a list of your mistakes.

Joe's Law

The person with whom everyone has managed to make friends with difficulty will be the first to be fired during the reorganization.

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