Quotes of Peter Drucker

“ Business has only two basic functions-marketing and innovation. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ The computer is a moron. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from. ”

- Peter Drucker

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

- Peter Drucker

“ Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. ”

- Peter Drucker

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

- Peter Drucker

“ Leadership is an achievement of trust. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ What gets measured gets managed. ”

- Peter Drucker

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

- Peter Drucker

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

- Peter Drucker

“ 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

“ Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. ”

- Peter Drucker

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

- Peter Drucker

“ Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ Decision-making is the specific executive task. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. ”

- Peter Drucker

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

- Peter Drucker

“ Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake. ”

- Peter Drucker

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

- Peter Drucker

“ Management and union may be likened to that serpent of the fables who on one body had two heads that fighting each other with poisoned fangs, killed themselves. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ How can we overcome the resistance to innovation that plagues most organizations? ”

- Peter Drucker

“ The purpose of a business is to create a customer. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ A business exists to create a customer. ”

- Peter Drucker
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