Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch – Famous Peter Drucker Quotes



Peter Drucker, also known as the father of modern management theory, was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author. The books he wrote form the basis of every management school education that exists across the world today. Here are some of the famous quotes from the inventor of the concept of ‘management by objectives’

“What gets measured gets improved.”
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”
“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
“Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.”
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.”
“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”
“There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all.”
“The purpose of a business is to create a customer.”
“Results are gained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.”
“So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.”
“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.”
“Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization. For one either meets or one works. One cannot do both at the same time.”
“Long-range planning does not deal with the future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.”