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A list of the best Peter Drucker quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Peter Drucker quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Peter Drucker quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Peter Drucker should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Peter Drucker quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker

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

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Efficiency is doing better what is already being done. Peter Drucker

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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. Peter Drucker

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The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right. Peter Drucker

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

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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. Peter Drucker

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

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Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. Peter Drucker

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Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better. Peter Drucker

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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. Peter Drucker

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Anthony Kissoon added Culture eats strategy for breakfast

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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker

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

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There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. Peter Drucker

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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. Peter Drucker

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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. Peter Drucker

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The better a man is the more mistakes he will make for the more things he will try. Peter Drucker

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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. Peter Drucker

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Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. Peter Drucker

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My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions. Peter Drucker

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

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The purpose of a business is to create a customer. Peter Drucker

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Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else. Peter Drucker

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

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The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different. Peter Drucker

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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. Peter Drucker

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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. Peter Drucker

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The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Peter Drucker

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The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager. Peter Drucker

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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. Peter Drucker

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Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. Peter Drucker

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Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation. Peter Drucker

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The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done. Peter Drucker

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When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. Peter Drucker

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The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem. Peter Drucker

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Decision making is the specific executive task. Peter Drucker

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Education can no longer be the sole property of the state. Peter Drucker

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Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen. Peter Drucker

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davidkirzner added “Planning does not substitute facts for judgment nor science for leadership. It recognizes the importance of analysis, courage, experience, intuition—even hunch. It is responsibility rather than technique.”

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We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it. Peter Drucker