Peter F. Drucker Quotes

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work

Peter F. Drucker

Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folklore and superstition, and of cooperation for force. . .

Peter F. Drucker

Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed

Peter F. Drucker

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Peter F. Drucker

Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.

Peter F. Drucker

Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.

Peter F. Drucker

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Peter F. Drucker

Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.

Peter F. Drucker

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

Peter F. Drucker

To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect.

Peter F. Drucker

The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction, and malperformance

Peter F. Drucker

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

Peter F. Drucker

A business exists to create a customer

Peter F. Drucker

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.

Peter F. Drucker
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