Peter Drucker Quotes & Wallpapers

Peter Drucker
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The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic. Peter Drucker

As to the idea that advertising motivates people, remember the Edsel. Peter Drucker

A primary task of management in the developed countries in the decades ahead will be to make knowledge productive. Peter Drucker

Profit is not a cause but a result- Peter Drucker

Shoes are real. Money is an end result. Peter Drucker

There is a point at which a transformation has to take place. Peter Drucker

Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank. Peter Drucker

Leadership is defined by results not attributes. Peter Drucker

Plans are worthless, but planning is invaluable. Peter Drucker

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

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

People learn the most when teaching others. Peter Drucker

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

Every organization has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does. Peter Drucker

Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen. Peter Drucker

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

Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution. Peter Drucker

Above all, innovation is not invention. It is a term of economics rather than of technology. Peter Drucker

Management must take the lead in making obsolete its own products and services rather than waiting for a competitor to do so. Peter Drucker

Society, community, family are all conserving institutions. They try to maintain stability, and to prevent, or at least to slow down, change. But the organization of the post-capitalist society of organizations is a destabilizer. Because its function is to put knowledge to work - on tools, processes, and products; on work; on knowledge itself - it must be organized for constant change. Peter Drucker

Most leaders don't need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop. Peter Drucker

For the first four years, no new enterprise produces profits. Even Mozart didn't start writing music until he was four. Peter Drucker

Leadership is all about getting results. Peter Drucker

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

If something fails despite being carefully planned, carefully designed, and conscientiously executed, that failure often bespeaks underlying change and, with it, opportunity. Peter Drucker

If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space. The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker

Systematic change requires a willingness to look on change as an opportunity. Peter Drucker

If the feudal knight was the clearest embodiment of society in the early Middle Ages, and the bourgeois under Capitalism, the educated person will represent society in the post-capitalist society in which knowledge has become the central resource. Peter Drucker

Fascism is the result of the collapse of Europe's spiritual and social order....catastrophes broke through the everyday routine which makes men accept existing forms, institutions and tenets as unalterable natural laws. They suddenly exposed the vacuum behind the facade of society. Peter Drucker

A tool is not necessarily better because it is bigger. A tool is best if it does the job required with a minimum of effort, with a minimum of complexity, and with a minimum of power. Peter Drucker

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

Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't. Peter Drucker

The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager. Peter Drucker

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

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

Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. Peter Drucker

Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money. Peter Drucker

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information. Peter Drucker

Without institution there is no management. But without management there is no institution. Peter Drucker

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

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

A management decision is irresponsible if it risks disaster this year for the sake of a grandiose future. Peter Drucker

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

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

Loafing" is easy, but "leisure" is difficult. Peter Drucker

Keep the boss aware. Bosses, after all, are held responsible by their own bosses for the performance of their subordinates. They must be able to say: "I know what Anne [or John] is trying to do. Peter Drucker

The society of organizations is new-only seventy years ago employees were a small minority in every society. Peter Drucker

The basic economic resource - the means of production - is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labor. It is and will be knowledge. Peter Drucker

There are no creeds in mathematics. Peter Drucker

Almost everybody today believes that nothing in economic history has ever moved as fast as, or had a greater impact than, the Information Revolution. But the Industrial Revolution moved at least as fast in the same time span, and had probably an equal impact if not a greater one. Peter Drucker

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

Businesses once grew by one of two ways; grass roots up, or by acquisition... Today businesses grow through alliances - all kinds of dangerous alliances. Joint ventures and customer partnerings which, by the way, very few people understand. Peter Drucker

Efficiency, which is doing things right, is irrelevant until you work on the right things. Peter Drucker

Long range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions. Peter Drucker

Every three or four years I pick a new subject. It may be Japanese art; it may be economics. Three years of study are by no means enough to master a subject but they are enough to understand it. SO for more than 60 years I have kept studying one subject at a time. Peter Drucker

We can't make people better by trying to eliminate their weaknesses, but we can help then perform better by building on their strengths. Peter Drucker

When a resource is scarce, you increase its yield. Peter Drucker

The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century is ... to increase the productivity of knowledge work and the knowledge worker Peter Drucker

Look at government programs for the past fifty years. Every single one - except warfare - achieved the exact opposite of its announced goal. Peter Drucker

One can either work or meet. One cannot do both at the same time. Peter Drucker

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

Vision without execution is delusion. The joy is in the results Peter Drucker

The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers. Peter Drucker

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

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

To survive and succeed, every organization will have to turn itself into a change agent Peter Drucker

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

When the business grows, the person who founded it is incredibly busy. Rapid growth puts an enormous strain on a business. You outgrow your production facilities. You outgrow your management capabilities. Peter Drucker

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. Peter Drucker

In the knowledge economy everyone is a volunteer, but we have trained our managers to manage conscripts. Peter Drucker



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