Friday Filosophy #2015-32

Last week I ended with some quotes from Charles Handy.   This week, for Friday Filosophy #2015-32 we will be reading quotes from Peter Drucker.

If any of you would like to send me your favorite quotes we will make a compilation of them for a future post. Thanks for your help.

Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.

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.

What gets measured gets improved.

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.

Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.


The time is now.