Peter F. Drucker

Country Austria
Born Monday, 30 November -0001
Quotes 20
Peter F. Drucker: was an influential writer and management consultant
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Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans. Uncategorized
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings. Uncategorized
A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. Uncategorized
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Uncategorized
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Uncategorized
Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.' Uncategorized
Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. Uncategorized
Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake. Uncategorized
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. Uncategorized
Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money. Uncategorized
Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. Uncategorized
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. Uncategorized
Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. Uncategorized
"The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself." Uncategorized