Peter F. Drucker Quote

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

 

 

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“The best way to predict your future is to create it”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

 

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

 

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.”
― Peter 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 Drucker

 

 

“There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“What’s measured improves”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“Business has only two functions — marketing and innovation.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”
― 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 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 higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. ”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

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

 

 

“The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers.
The true dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“People in any organization are always attached to the obsolete – the things that should have worked but did not, the things that once were productive and no longer are.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

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

 

 

 

“The three most charismatic leaders in this century inflicted more suffering on the human race than almost any trio in history: Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. What matters is not the leader’s charisma. What matters is the leader’s mission.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

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

 

 

 

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.”
― 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

 

 

“When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. ”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

 

“Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“The problem in my life and other people’s lives is not the absence of knowing what to do but the absence of doing it.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“It is more productive to convert an opportunity into results than to solve a problem – which only restores the equilibrium of yesterday.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“A person can perform only from strength. One cannot build performance on weakness, let alone on something one cannot do at all.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“Entrepreneurship rests on a theory of economy and society. The theory sees change as normal and indeed as healthy. And it sees the major task in society – and especially in the economy – as doing something different rather than doing better what is already being done. That is basically what Say, two hundred years ago, meant when he coined the term entrepreneur. It was intended as a manifesto and as a declaration of dissent: the entrepreneur upsets and disorganizes. As Joseph Schumpeter formulated it, his task is “creative destruction.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

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

 

 

“Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge are essential resources, but only effectiveness converts them into results.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

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

 

 

“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“Entrepreneurship is “risky” mainly because so few of the so-called entrepreneurs know what they are doing.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“We all have a vast number of areas in which we have no talent or skill and little chance of becoming even mediocre. In those areas a knowledge workers should not take on work, jobs and assignments. It takes far more energy to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
― 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 F. Drucker

 

 

“There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.”
― Peter Drucker

 

 

“The “non-profit” institution neither supplies goods or services not controls. Its “product” is neither a pair of shoes nor an effective regulation. Its product is a changed human being. The non-profit institutions are human-change agents. Their “product” is a cured patient, a child that learns, a young man or woman grown into a self-respecting adult; a changed human life altogether.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“Working on the right things is what makes knowledge work effective.”
― Peter F. Drucker

 

 

“Effective executives know that their subordinates are paid to perform and not to please their superiors.”
― Peter F. 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

 

 

“What is our mission? 2. Who is our customer? 3. What does the customer value? 4. What are our results? 5. What is our plan?2”
― Peter F. Drucker

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