Top 10 Quotes by Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker

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

Peter Drucker
What is the manager's job? It is to direct the resources and the efforts of the business toward opportunities for economically significant results. This sounds trite - and it is. But every analysis of actual allocation of resources and efforts in business that I have ever seen or made showed clearly that the bulk of time, work, attention, and money first goes to problems rather than to opportunities, and, secondly, to areas where even extraordinarily successful performance will have minimal impact on results.
Peter Drucker

Far too much reorganization goes on all the time. Organizitis is like a spastic colon.

Peter Drucker
All great change in business has come from outside the firm, not from inside.
Peter Drucker

I find more and more executives less and less well informed about the outside world, if only because they believe that the data on the computer printouts are ipso facto information.

Peter Drucker
Growth that adds volume without improving productivity is fat. Growth that diminishes productivity is cancer.
Peter Drucker

Now that knowledge is taking the place of capital as the driving force in organizations worldwide, it is all too easy to confuse data with knowledge and information technology with information.

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

Culture eats strategy for breakfast,

Peter Drucker
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.