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Executives owe it to the organization and to their
by Peter Drucker

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

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

The computer is a moron.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.
- Peter Drucker

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

The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
- 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

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

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

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
- 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

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

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

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

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

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
- Peter Drucker

Company cultures are like country cultures.
Never try to change one.
Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
- Peter Drucker

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

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

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

Rank does not confer privilege or give power.
It imposes responsibility.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make sure you are the boss.
I don't think I would encourage executives that work for me to blog.
There can be only 1 public vision for an organization.
- Mark Cuban

No agency is better than its account executives.
- Samuel Goldwyn

If you think of movie studio executives,
say, as society, then I root for the independent producers.
- Donald E. Westlake

I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from.
Often they come from clients.
Account executives often have big creative ideas,
regardless of what some writers think.
- Leo Burnett

I think most corporate executives are good honorable
honest men and women who do good work.
- Don Nickles

You can no longer buy commodities at Merrill Lynch.
My guess is many analysts and even executives are too
young to know how profitable a hot commodities market can be.
They will soon.
- Jim Rogers

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit,
so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of
barbarism as a tool of American justice.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

I don't know when network executives will get out of the Dark Ages.
- Connie Chung

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset
Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.
- Gloria Swanson

I suspect that a lot of studio executives still think
of me as 'what's-his-name'.
- Chris Cooper

I have spoken to a whole group of millionaires,
head executives at Microsoft.
Boy did I chew those guys out.
- Jack LaLanne

The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not,
as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
- Harold S. Geneen

Tech executives have historically been owners of significant
portions of their companies' stock so there is a propensity
for them to diversify as a rule.
- David Coleman

Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires,
atomic scientists, and business executives,
maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
- Bill Vaughan

Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies,
have no more feeling for the average stockholder than
they do for baboons in Africa.
- T. Boone Pickens

Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they
can get someone else to do today.
- John C. Maxwell

The final ballots represent players,
managers,
executives and builders who are top-tier candidates
and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame.
- Fay Vincent

Businessmen...
were not born chief executives.
They were often people first.
- Richard Jefferson

Far too many executives have become more concerned with the "four P's" -
pay,
perks, power and prestige - rather than making profits for shareholders.
- T. Boone Pickens

Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment,
damn the men with careful smiles oh,
damn their measured merriment.
- Sinclair Lewis

One of the symptoms of a losing streak is a turnover of top executives.
It's a revolving door.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks.
- Eric Sevareid

I got a good handshake.
A lot of executives tell me I have the best handshake in Hollywood.
- Marlee Matlin

Too many would-be executives are slaves of routine.
- James Cash Penney

There are many highly successful businesses in the United States.
There are also many highly paid executives.
The policy is not to intermingle the two.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

When ordering lunch, the big executives are just as
indecisive as the rest of us.
- William Feather

Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren't like producers,
and can't hear the diamond in the rough.
- Kenneth Edmonds

Most of the good executives do pretty well.
Because to be a good executive you have to be strong,
and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about -
courage.
- John Milius

Hollywood executives believe that money is both the
be-all and end-all to the moviemaking process.
- Leonard Maltin

When business executives are making the artistic decisions
and don't understand animation,
things can go awry.
- Don Bluth


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