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Peter Drucker Quotes

Reflect on these Peter Drucker quotes for inspiration. This famous American Businessman, Author, and, Speaker was born on 19, 1909. Peter Drucker has motivated many over the years. We hope you find these quotes inspirational.

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Peter F. 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 F. Drucker

What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter.
Peter F. Drucker

Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.
Peter F. Drucker

There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.
Peter F. Drucker

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I". And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say "I". They don't think "I". They think "we"; they think "team". They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.
Peter F. 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 F. Drucker

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter F. Drucker

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

Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people" — that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Peter F. Drucker

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
Peter F. Drucker

Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm.
Peter F. 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 F. Drucker

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Peter F. 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 F. Drucker

Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
Peter F. Drucker

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
Peter F. Drucker

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter F. Drucker

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
Peter F. Drucker

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change.
Peter F. Drucker

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Peter F. Drucker

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter F. Drucker

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
Peter F. Drucker

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
Peter F. Drucker

Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.
Peter F. Drucker

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Peter F. Drucker

The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.
Peter F. Drucker

Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.
Peter F. Drucker

Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.
Peter F. Drucker

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

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Peter F. Drucker

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Peter F. Drucker

Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
Peter F. Drucker

Almost everybody today believes that nothing in economic history has ever moved as fast as, or had a greater impact than, the Information Revolution. But the Industrial Revolution moved at least as fast in the same time span, and had probably an equal impact if not a greater one.
Peter F. Drucker


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