We love quotes because they capture the essence of a concept and serve as a powerful mental stimulation when they motivate action or shift your mindset.
Here are a few of our favorites from Peter Drucker:
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”
“Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”, that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” ~ Peter F. Drucker, Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices
“Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.”
“Every enterprise requires commitment to common goals and shared values. Without such commitment there is no enterprise; there is only a mob. The enterprise must have simple, clear, and unifying objectives. The mission of the organization has to be clear enough and big enough to provide common vision. The goals that embody it have to be clear, public, and constantly reaffirmed. Management’s first job is to think through, set, and exemplify those objectives, values, and goals.”
“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old”
“The best way to predict your future is to create it”