Peter Drucker quotes

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

— Peter Drucker

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“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”

— Peter Drucker

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“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

— Peter Drucker

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“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.”

— Peter Drucker

“Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.”

— Peter Drucker

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”

— Peter Drucker

“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.”

— Peter Drucker

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

— Peter Drucker

“Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.”

— Peter Drucker

“People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

— Peter Drucker

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.”

— Peter Drucker

“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.”

— Peter Drucker

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”

— Peter Drucker

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”

— Peter Drucker

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

— Peter Drucker

“Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.”

— Peter Drucker

“Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.”

— Peter Drucker

“A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.”

— Peter Drucker

“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”

— Peter Drucker

“Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.”

— Peter Drucker

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”

— Peter Drucker

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”

— Peter Drucker

“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”

— Peter Drucker

“My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.”

— Peter Drucker

“Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.”

— Peter Drucker

“The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.”

— Peter Drucker

“The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.”

— Peter Drucker

“Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.”

— Peter Drucker

“Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.”

— Peter Drucker

“Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.”

— Peter Drucker
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