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Peter Drucker
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A fundamental responsibility of leadership is make sure that everybody knows the mission, understands it, lives it. Peter Drucker
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The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that results exist only on the outside.The result of a business is a satisfied customer. The result of a hospital is a satisfied patient. The result of a school is a student who has learned something and puts it to work ten years later. Inside an enterprise there are only costs. Peter Drucker
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The dilemma of modern society: the conflict between the need for capital formation at a high rate and the popular condemnation of interest and dividends as "unearned income" and "capitalist," if not as sinful and wicked. Peter Drucker
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There is a great need for a new approach, new methods and new tools in teaching, man's oldest and most reactionary craft. There is great need for a rapid increase in the productivity of learning. There is, above all, great need for methods that will make the teacher effective and multiply his or her efforts and competence. Teaching is, in fact, the only traditional craft in which we have not yet fashioned the tools that make an ordinary person capable of superior performance. In this respect, teaching is far behind medicine, where the tools first became available a century or more ago. Peter Drucker
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Most executives have learned that what one postpones, one actually abandons ... timing is a most important element in the success of any effort. To do five years later what would have been smart to do five years earlier, is almost a sure recipe for frustration and failure. Peter Drucker
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You must accept that if the computer is a tool, it is the job of tool user to know what to use it for. Peter Drucker
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It is commonly believed that innovations create changes - but few ever do. Successful innovations exploit changes that have already happened. Peter Drucker
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Our most important education system is in the employees' own organization. Peter Drucker
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Entrepreneurs believe that profit is what matters most in a new enterprise. But profit is secondary. Cash flow matters most. Peter Drucker
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In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a non- world. Peter Drucker
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We've spent the last 30 years focusing on the T in IT, and we'll spend the next 30 years focusing on the I. Peter Drucker
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Any time I have seen someone accomplishing something magnificent, they have been a monomaniac with a mission. A single-minded individual with a passion. Peter Drucker
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Effective people are not problem minded; they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems. They think preventively. Peter Drucker
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Economists talk about profit motive, but nothing motivates modern man more than a chance to avoid taxes! Peter Drucker
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Managers are the basic and scarcest resource of any business enterprise. Peter Drucker
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Every single social and global issue of our day is a business opportunity in disguise Peter Drucker
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There are only two things in a business that make money - innovation and marketing, everything else is cost. Peter Drucker
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As soon as you move one step up from the bottom, your effectiveness depends on your ability to reach others through the spoken and written word. Peter Drucker
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Profit is not the purpose of a business, but rather the test of its validity Peter Drucker
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An effective executive builds on strengths - their own strengths, the strengths of superiors, colleagues, subordinates, and on the strength of the situation. Peter Drucker
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Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business. Peter Drucker
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Planning is actually incompatible with an entrepreneurial society and economy. Planning is the kiss of death of entrepreneurship. Peter Drucker
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Communism is evil. Its driving forces are the deadly sins of envy and hatred. Peter Drucker
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If war production should remain the only way out of a long-term depression, industrial society would be reduced to the choice between suicide through total war or suicide through total depression. Peter Drucker
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It is better to pick the wrong priority than none at all. Peter Drucker
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Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right. Peter Drucker
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Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization. For one either meets or one works. One cannot do both at the same time. Peter Drucker
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What can I contribute that will significantly affect the performance and the results of the institution I serve? Peter Drucker
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The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction and malperformance. Peter Drucker
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The purpose of an organization is to enable ordinary humans beings to do extraordinary things. Peter Drucker
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Leaders shouldn't attach moral significance to their ideas: Do that, and you can't compromise. Peter Drucker
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Charisma becomes the undoing of leaders. It makes them inflexible, convinced of their own infallibility, unable to change Peter Drucker
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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. Peter Drucker
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The experience of the human race indicates strongly that the only person in abundant supply is the universal incompetent. Peter Drucker
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In the managerial organization, the top people sit in judgment; in the innovative organization it is their job to encourage ideas, no matter how unripe or crude. Peter Drucker
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The only real difference between one organization and another is the performance of its people. Peter Drucker
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There are just two questions to ask to attain success in business: First, "What business am I in?" Second, "How's business?" Peter Drucker
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One cannot hire a hand; the whole man always comes with it. Peter Drucker
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Knowledge has become the key economic resource and the dominant-and perhaps even the only-source of competitive advantage. Peter Drucker
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The effective executive knows that it is easier to raise the performance of one leader than it is to raise the performance of a whole mass. She therefore makes sure she puts into the leadership position, into the standard-setting, the performance-making position the person who has the strength to do the outstanding pacesetting job. This always requires focus on the one strength of a person and dismissal of weaknesses as irrelevant unless they hamper the full deployment of the available strength. Peter Drucker
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Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission. Peter Drucker
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Leadership is defined by results not attributes. Peter Drucker
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Plans are worthless, but planning is invaluable. Peter Drucker
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A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people's weaknesses rather than on their strengths. Peter Drucker
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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. Peter Drucker
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People learn the most when teaching others. Peter Drucker
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Every organization has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does. Peter Drucker
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Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen. Peter Drucker
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To succeed in this new world, we will have to learn, first, who we are. Few people, even highly successful people, can answer the questions, Do you know what you're good at? Do you know what you need to learn so that you get the full benefit of your strengths? Few have even asked themselves these questions. Peter Drucker
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An employer has no business with a man's personality. Employment is a specific contract calling for a specific performance. Any attempt to go beyond that is usurpation. It is immoral as well as an illegal intrusion of privacy. It is abuse of power. An employee owes no "loyalty," he owes no "love" and no "attitudes"-he owes performance and nothing else. The task is not to change personality, but to enable a person to achieve and to perform. Peter Drucker
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The great challenge to management today is to make productive the tremendous new resource, the knowledge worker. This, rather than the productivity of the manual worker, is the key to economic growth and economic performance in today's society. Peter Drucker
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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 Drucker
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If there is any one secret of effectiveness, it is concentration. Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time. Peter Drucker
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One of the great movements in my lifetime among educated people is the need to commit themselves to action. Most people are not satisfied with giving money; we also feel we need to work. Peter Drucker
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The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that there are no results inside its walls. The result of a business is a satisfied customer. Peter Drucker
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Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice. Peter Drucker
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Do not measure your life by your goals but what you are doing to achieve them. Peter Drucker
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Do the right things instead of trying to do everything right. Peter Drucker
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As to the idea that advertising motivates people, remember the Edsel. Peter Drucker
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Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. Peter Drucker
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Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't. Peter Drucker
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The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager. Peter Drucker
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A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. Peter Drucker
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Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution. Peter Drucker
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Without institution there is no management. But without management there is no institution. Peter Drucker
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The fundamental reality for every worker, from sweeper to executive vice-president, is the eight hours or so that he spends on the job . In our society of organizations, it is the job through which the great majority has access to achievement, to fulfillment, and to community. Peter Drucker
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Tomorrow everybody - or practically everybody - will have had the education of the upper class of yesterday, and will expect equivalent opportunities. That is why we face the problem of making every kind of job meaningful and capable of satisfying every educated man. Peter Drucker
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A management decision is irresponsible if it risks disaster this year for the sake of a grandiose future. Peter Drucker
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There is every indication that the period ahead will be an innovative one, one of rapid change in technology , society , economy , and institutions . Peter Drucker
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Large organizations cannot be versatile. A large organization is effective through its mass rather than through its agility. Fleas can jump many times their own height, but not an elephant. Peter Drucker
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