Peter Drucker Quotes & Wallpapers

Peter Drucker
Total Quotes: 667

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

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

...because knowledge rapidly deteriorates unless it is used constantly, maintaining within an organization an activity that is used only intermittently guarantees incompetence. Peter Drucker

Unless a decision has degenerated into work, it is not a decision; it is at best a good intention. Peter Drucker

A superior who works on his own development sets an almost irresistible example. Peter Drucker

Morale in an organization does not mean that "people get along together"; the test is performance not conformance. Peter Drucker

Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality. Peter Drucker

The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask. Peter Drucker

To make the future demands courage. It demands work. But it also demands faith. Peter Drucker

Strategic management is not a box of tricks or a bundle of techniques. It is analytical thinking and commitment of resources to action. But quantification alone is not planning. Some of the most important issues in strategic management cannot be quantified at all. Peter Drucker

The critical factor of a problem is the element that has to be changed before anything else can be changed. Peter Drucker

Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principle of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.... Our motto seems to be, "Let's do a little bit of everything." Peter Drucker

Succession planning often results in the selection of a weaker representation of yourself. Peter Drucker

Promotion should not be more important than accomplishment, or avoiding instability more important than taking the right risk. Peter Drucker

Successful people know they need to get many things done-and done effectively. Therefore, they concentrate their time and energy on doing one thing at a time-and on doing first things firs. Peter Drucker

What the customer buys and considers value is never a product. It is always utility, that is, what a product or a service does for the customer. Peter Drucker

Business exists to supply goods and services to customers and economic surplus to society, rather than to supply jobs to workers and managers or even dividends to shareholders. Peter Drucker

Strong people have strong weaknesses. Peter Drucker

Culture eats Christianity for breakfast. Peter Drucker

Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't. Peter Drucker

All economic activity is by definition high risk. And defending yesterday-that is, not innovating-is far more risky than making tomorrow. Peter Drucker

When Henry Ford said, The customer can have a car in any color as long as it's black, he was not joking. Peter Drucker

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

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

In a rural society communities are "given" for the individual. Community is a fact, whether family or religion, social class or caste. Peter Drucker

Never mind your happiness; do your duty. Peter Drucker

It does not follow from the separation of planning and doing in the analysis of work that the planner and the doer should be two different people. It does not follow that the industrial world should be divided into two classes of people: a few who decide what is to be done, design the job, set the pace, rhythm and motions, and order others about; and the many who do what and as they are told. Peter Drucker

It has been said, and only half in jest, that a tough, professionally led union is a great force for improving management performance. It forces the manager to think about what he is doing and to be able to explain his actions and behavior. Peter Drucker

what's absolutely unforgivable is the financial benefit top management people get for laying off people. There is no excuse for it. No justification. This is morally and socially unforgivable, and we will pay a heavy price for it. Peter Drucker

The first organization structure in the modern West was laid down in the canon law of the Catholic Church eight hundred years ago. Peter Drucker

The days of the 'intuitive' manager are numbered. Peter Drucker

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

Ideas are somewhat like babies-they are born small, immature, and shapeless. They are promise rather than fulfillment. In the innovative company executives do not say, "This is a damn-fool idea." Instead they ask, "What would be needed to make this embryonic, half-baked, foolish idea into something that makes sense, that is an opportunity for us? Peter Drucker

If "socialism" is defined as "ownership of the means of production"-and this is both the orthodox and the only rigorous definition-then the United States is the first truly Socialist country. Peter Drucker

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. Peter Drucker

The b&1077;&1109;t w&1072;&1091; t&1086; predict &1091;&1086;ur future &1110;&1109; t&1086; create it. Peter Drucker

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