Peter Drucker Quotes

Who is Peter Drucker?

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author.

Born November 19, 1909
Died November 11, 2005

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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”

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“Don't solve problems. Pursue opportunities.”

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“Focus on opportunities, not problems.”

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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.”

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“If you can't measure it, you can't change it.”

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“If you have more than five goals, you have none.”

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“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”

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“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

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“Leadership is an achievement of trust.”

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

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“Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.”

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“Mission defines strategy, and strategy defines structure.”

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“Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.”

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“Our job in life is to make a positive difference, not prove we're right.”

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“People are effective because they say 'no'.”

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“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.”

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“A company should limit its growth based on its ability to attract enough of the right people.”

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“The bеѕt wау tо predict уоur future іѕ tо create it.”

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

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“The key to greatness is to look for people's potential and spend time developing it.”

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“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.”

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“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.”

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“The only skill that will be important in the 21st century is the skill of learning new skills. Everything else will become obsolete over time.”

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“The relevant question is not simply what shall we do tomorrow, but rather what shall we do today in order to get ready for tomorrow.”

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“There is nothing worse than doing the wrong thing well.”

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“Trust is congruence between what you say and what you do.”

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

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“What gets measured gets managed.”

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“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

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

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“The purpose of an organization is to enable ordinary humans beings to do extraordinary things.”

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“In the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.”

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