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Peter Drucker
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A person can perform only from strength. One cannot build performance on weakness, let alone on something one cannot do at all. Peter Drucker
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The fruit of your work grows on other people's trees Peter Drucker
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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 Drucker
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Objectives can be compared to a compass bearing by which a ship navigates. A compass bearing is firm, but in actual navigation, a ship may veer off its course for many miles. Without a compass bearing, a ship would neither find its port nor be able to estimate the time required to get there. Peter Drucker
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Most organizations staff their problems & starve their opportunities. Peter Drucker
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One can either work or meet. One cannot do both at the same time. Peter Drucker
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There are usually half a dozen right answers to what needs to be done. Yet, unless a person makes the risky and controversial choice of only one, he will achieve nothing. Peter Drucker
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Vision without execution is delusion. The joy is in the results Peter Drucker
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The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers. Peter Drucker
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Success? Odd as it seems, you will achieve the greates results in business and career if you drop the word 'achievement' from your vocabulary and replace it with 'contribution'. Peter Drucker
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Progress is obtained only by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. When you solve problems, all you do is guarantee a return to normalcy. Peter Drucker
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To survive and succeed, every organization will have to turn itself into a change agent Peter Drucker
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We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We don't spend enough time teaching leaders what to stop. Half the leaders I have met don't need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop Peter Drucker
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The key to greatness is to look for people's potential and spend time developing it. Peter Drucker
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The greatest challenge to organizations is the balance between continuity and change. You need both. At different times, the balance is slightly more over here, or slightly more over there, but you need both. And balance is basically the greatest task in leadership. Organizations have to have continuity, and yet if there is not enough new challenge, not enough change, they become empty bureaucracies, awfully fast. Peter Drucker
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Of those things that would make a difference, which are right for me? Peter Drucker
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You cannot predict the future, but you can create it. Peter Drucker
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Communication always makes demands. It always demands that the recipient become somebody, do something, believe something. It always appeals to motivation. Peter Drucker
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In todays economy, the most important resource is no longer labor, capital or land; it is knowledge Peter Drucker
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The most effective way to manage change is to create it. Peter Drucker
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Business has only two basic functions - marketing and innovation. Peter Drucker
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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
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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
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Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans. 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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Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. Peter Drucker
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Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. Peter Drucker
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The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product. Peter Drucker
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Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. Peter Drucker
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So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. Peter Drucker
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My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions. Peter Drucker
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Understanding our strengths, articulating our values, knowing where we belong - these are also essential to addressing one of the great challenges of organizations: improving the abysmally low productivity of knowledge workers. Peter Drucker
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We have only one alternative: either to build a functioning industrial society or see freedom itself disappear in anarchy and tyranny. Peter Drucker
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And no matter how serious an environmental problem the automobile poses in today's big city, the horse was dirtier, smelled worse, killed and maimed more people, and congested the streets just as much. Peter Drucker
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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
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You cannot build performance on weaknesses. You can build only on strengths. Peter Drucker
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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
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Knowledge applied is productivity. Peter Drucker
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The manager who comes up with the right solution to the wrong problem is more dangerous than the manager who comes up with the wrong solution to the right problem. Peter Drucker
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The single minded ones, the monomaniacs, are the only true achievers Peter Drucker
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The strength of the computer lies in its being a logic machine. It does precisely what it is programed to do. This makes it fast and precise. It also makes it a total moron; for logic is essentially stupid. Peter Drucker
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It is more productive to convert an opportunity into results than to solve a problem - which only restores the equilibrium of yesterday. Peter Drucker
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Technology is not about tools, it deals with how Man works. Peter Drucker
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Businesses are not paid to reform customers. They are paid to satisfy customers. Peter Drucker
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You can't manage what you don't measure. Peter Drucker
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We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: If you've got ambition and smarts, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession, regardless of where you started out. Peter Drucker
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The need to manage oneself is creating a revolution in human affairs. Peter Drucker
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Capital formation is shifting from the entrepreneur who invests in the future to the pension trustee who invests in the past. Peter Drucker
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Marketing is not a function, it is the whole business seen from the customer's point of view. Peter Drucker
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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. Peter Drucker
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Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker
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Leaders grow; they are not made. Peter Drucker
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Every time you do something that is important, write down what you expect will happen. Peter Drucker
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In the modern corporation the decisive power, that of the managers , is derived from no one but the managers themselves controlled by nobody and nothing and responsible to no one. It is in the most literal sense unfounded, unjustified, uncontrolled and irresponsible power. Peter Drucker
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The arts alone give direct access to experience. To eliminate them from education - or worse, to tolerate them as cultural ornaments - is antieducational obscurantism. It is foisted on us by the pedants and snobs of Hellenistic Greece who considered artistic performance fit only for slaves... Peter Drucker
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The fault is in the system and not in the men. Peter Drucker
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There is a point of complexity beyond which a business is no longer manageable. Peter Drucker
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The world political system is till based on the concept of the national sovereign state. For the first time therefore, in three hundred years economy and sovereignty are becoming divorced from each other. Peter Drucker
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The tool user, provided the tool is made well, need not, and indeed should not, know anything about the tool. Peter Drucker
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Once a year ask the boss, "What do I or my people do that helps you to do your job?" and "What do I or my people do that hampers you? Peter Drucker
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The individual needs the return to spiritual values, for he can survive in the present human situation only by reaffirming that man is not just a biological and psychological being but also a spiritual being, that is creature, and existing for the purposes of his Creator and subject to Him. Peter Drucker
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All economic activity is by definition "high risk." And defending yesterday-that is, not innovating-is far more risky than making tomorrow. Peter Drucker
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Value added" is a meaningless concept for a retail business , for a bank, for a life insurance company, and for any other business which is not primarily engaged in manufacturing. Peter Drucker
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One does not start with facts. One starts with opinions. Peter Drucker
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The computer, being a mechanical moron, can handle only quantifiable data. Peter Drucker
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Our job in life is to make a positive difference, not prove we're right. Peter Drucker
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Success always obsoletes the very behavior that achieved it. Peter Drucker
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In areas where they are simply incompetent, smart executives don't make decisions or take actions. They delegate. Peter Drucker
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Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art. Peter Drucker
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No one has ever failed to find the facts they are looking for. Peter Drucker
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