Peter Drucker Quotes On Leadership, Goals, Change, Marketing

The full name of Peter Drucker is Peter Ferdinand Drucker. He was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author. Here we have shared Peter Drucker quotes on leadership, goals, change, marketing, customers, learning, innovation, communication, culture, inspirational, and motivational.

Peter Drucker was born on November 19, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, and died on November 11, 2005, in Claremont, California, United States.

Peter Drucker quotes

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

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

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

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

Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization. It is a law of nature that two moving bodies in contact with each other create friction. This is as true for human beings as it is for inanimate objects. – Peter Drucker

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The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. – Peter Drucker

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

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

Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. – Peter Drucker

The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself. – Peter Drucker

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

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

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

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

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. – Peter Drucker

The computer is a moron. – Peter Drucker

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Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. – Peter Drucker

Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer. – Peter Drucker

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings. – Peter Drucker

The new information technology… Internet and e-mail… have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications. – Peter Drucker

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 Drucker

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

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. – Peter Drucker

Never mind your happiness; do your duty. – Peter Drucker

The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product. – Peter Drucker

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

Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands. – Peter Drucker

We can say with certainty – or 90% probability – that the new industries that are about to be born will have nothing to do with the information. – Peter Drucker

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

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching, we rely on the ‘naturals’, the ones who somehow know how to teach. – Peter Drucker

Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs. – Peter Drucker

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

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker

Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got. – 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

If the analysis shows that someone’s brilliant work fails again and again as soon as cooperation from others is required, it probably indicates a lack of courtesy – that is, a lack of manners. – Peter Drucker

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

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. – Peter Drucker

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

Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money. – Peter Drucker

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

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

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

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

Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations… They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them ‘operators’ or ‘programmers.’ – Peter Drucker

There is only one ethics, one set of rules of morality, one code: That of individual behavior in which the same rules apply to everyone alike. – Peter Drucker

Leaders shouldn’t attach moral significance to their ideas: Do that, and you can’t compromise. – Peter Drucker

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

Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folklore and superstition, and of cooperation for force. . . – Peter Drucker

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision there is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which. – Peter Drucker

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

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

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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