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The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.Communication More
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new! The best way to predict the future is to create it.The future More
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There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.Mediocrity More
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Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.Action More
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The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.Right and Rightness More
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So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
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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.Leaders and Leadership More
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Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.Knowledge More
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Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.Committees and Meetings More
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There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.
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Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.Business More
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Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else.
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The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
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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.
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Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.
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Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.Concentration More
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My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.Ask More
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The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.
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Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.Knowledge More
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The purpose of a business is to create a customer.Business More
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The better a man is the more mistakes he will make for the more things he will try.Mistakes More
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Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed
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The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.Advertising More
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Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.Efficiency More
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INNOVATION is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes and their symptoms that indicate opportunities for successful innovation. And they need to know and to apply the principles of successful innovation.Innovation More
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The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.Communication More
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One cannot buy, rent or hire more time. The supply of time is totally inelastic. No matter how high the demand, the supply will not go up. There is no price for it. Time is totally perishable and cannot be stored. Yesterday's time is gone forever, and will never come back. Time is always in short supply. There is no substitute for time. Everything requires time. All work takes place in, and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.
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Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.Commitment More
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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.Goal More
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Decision making is the specific executive task.Decisions More
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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.Will and Will Power More
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Management by objective works -- if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
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The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem.Work More
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Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen.Work More
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Education can no longer be the sole property of the state.Education More
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When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.Education More
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We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.Motivation More
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The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
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