Peter Drucker quotes

People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. Peter F Drucker

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

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

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. Peter F Drucker

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

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. Peter F Drucker

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. Peter F Drucker

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. Peter F Drucker

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

Teamwork is neither ‘good’ nor ‘desirable’. It is a fact. Wherever people work together or play together they do so as a team. Which team to use for what purpose is a crucial, difficult and risky decision that is even harder to unmake. Managements have yet to learn how to make it. Peter F Drucker

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

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

The computer is a moron. Peter F Drucker

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