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Peter F. Drucker quotes (14)
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
Peter F. Drucker Category: School
Unless commitment is made there are only promises and hopes ... but no plans.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Commitment
The success and ultimately the survival of every business large or small depends in the last analysis on its ability to develop people. This ability is not measured by any of our conventional yardsticks of economic success; yet is the final measurement.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Business
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Future
There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Job
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.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Products
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isnt being said.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Communicate
The computer is a moron.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Computer
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Do
Until we can manage time we can manage nothing else.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Unsorted
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.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Management
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 persons vision to high sights the raising of a persons performance to a higher standard the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Leadership
During periods of discontinuous abrupt change the essence of adaptation involves a keen sensitivity to what should be abandoned not what should be changed or introduced. A willingness to depart from the familiar has distinct survival value.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Change
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Time