Peter Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 - November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described "social ecologist"

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The computer is a moron.Rate it:
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people'--that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.Rate it:
Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.Rate it:
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked leadership is defined by results not attributes.Rate it:
In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.Rate it:
In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a nonworld.Rate it:
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.Rate it:
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.Rate it:
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.Rate it:
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. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.Rate it:
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.Rate it:
Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.Rate it:
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.Rate it:
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.Rate it:
The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem.Rate it:
The individual is the central, rarest, most precious capital resource of our society.Rate it:
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.Rate it:
The purpose of a business is to create a customer.Rate it:
There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.Rate it:
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.Rate it:
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.Rate it:
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.Rate it:
Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else.Rate it:
What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter.Rate it:
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.Rate it:

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