Peter Drucker Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Peter Drucker quotes, Peter Drucker sayings, and Peter Drucker proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Profits in business always depend on the rate of interest: the higher the interest, the higher the rate of profit required. Peter Drucker
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. Peter Drucker
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. Peter Drucker
Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker
Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. Peter Drucker
Yet there is nothing more dangerous than to be premature in exploiting a change in perception. Peter Drucker
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker
Meetings are by definition a concession to deficient organization. For one either meets or one works. Peter Drucker
When it rains manna from heaven, some people put up an umbrella. Others reach for a big spoon. Peter Drucker
Each [co-worker] works his or her way, not your way. And each is entitled to work in his or her way. What matters is whether they perform and what their values are. As far as how they perform--each is likely to do it differently. The first secret to effectiveness is to understand the people you work with and depend on so that you can make use of their strengths, their ways of working, and their values. Working relationships are as much based on the people as they are on the work. Peter Drucker
Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. Peter Drucker
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Peter Drucker
The purpose of a business is to create a customer. Peter Drucker