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

— Peter Drucker

The most staggering Peter Drucker quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

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

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

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The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence;

it is to act with yesterday's logic.

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Peter Drucker quote No one has ever failed to find the facts

No one has ever failed to find the facts they are looking for.

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Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

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If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old

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Peter Drucker quote If you want something new, you have to s

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

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What gets measured gets managed.

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

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Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

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Peter Drucker quote Until we can manage time, we can manage

Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.

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Successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values. Knowing where one belongs can transform an ordinary person - hardworking and competent but otherwise mediocre - into an outstanding performer.

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The purpose of information is not knowledge. It is being able to take the right action.

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

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Peter Drucker quote Management is doing things right; Leader

Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things.

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About Peter Drucker

Quotes 585 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Consultant
Birthday November 19, 1909

The relevant question is not simply what shall we do tomorrow, but rather what shall we do today in order to get ready for tomorrow.

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Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.

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

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Peter Drucker quote Whenever you see a successful business,

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

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The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths so strong that it makes the system's weaknesses irrelevant.

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Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

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The leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege.

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Peter Drucker quote The best way to predict the future, is t

The best way to predict the future, is to create it.

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Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself - not only what your strengths and weaknesses are but also how you learn, how you work with others, what your values are, and where you can make the greatest contribution. Because only when you operate from strengths can you achieve true excellence.

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

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Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it.

It is what the client or customer gets out of it.

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The only skill that will be important in the 21st century is the skill of learning new skills.Everythi ng else will become obsolete over time.

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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.

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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.

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The talk you hear about adapting to change is not only stupid, it's dangerous.

The only way you can manage change is to create it.

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Mission defines strategy, and strategy defines structure.

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Adequacy is the enemy of excellence.

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The purpose of a business is to create a customer.

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Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.

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The concept of profit maximization is, in fact, meaningless.

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

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Profit for a company is like oxygen for a person.

If you don't have enough of it, you're out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing, you're really missing something.

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Morale in an organization does not mean that "people get along together";

the test is performance not conformance.

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Leaders grow; they are not made.

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Listening (the first competence of leadership) is not a skill, it is a discipline. All you have to do is keep your mouth shut.

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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.

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That people even in well paid jobs choose ever earlier retirement is a severe indictment of our organizations - not just business, but government service, the universities. These people don't find their jobs interesting.

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The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.

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Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.

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If you can't measure it, you can't change it.

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More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.

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

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Once the facts are clear the decisions jump out at you.

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What is the major problem? It is fundamentally the confusion between effectiveness and efficiency that stands between doing the right things and doing things right. There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.

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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.

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Do first things first, and second things not at all.

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

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The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.

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The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.

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