Numbers and money follow; they do not lead.
– From the Quicken Loans web site
That is absolutely brilliant – and beautifully phrased.
If you let the numbers lead you end up with management by spreadsheet in which all decisions are made for short-term gains with no regards to the fact that workplaces rely mostly on the thoughts, feelings and reactions of human beings who are inexplicably difficult to get to follow the stats.
Humans lead. Numbers follow. I like it.