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“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”
— Peter Drucker
cf:
“It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”
— C. S. Lewis
keywords: point-of-view, priority, priorities, religion, spirituality

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“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
— Peter Drucker
(cf: Herman Wouk’s observation that the navy is designed by geniuses and run by idiots)
(cf: Sun Tzu’s advice to engage with ordinary troops, and win with elite troops)
(cf: the observation that you do not rule with the same kind of people with whom you conquer)
keywords: quotidian routine, day-to-day operations

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“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”
— Peter Drucker
keywords: priority, priorities, attention management, progress

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“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— Peter Drucker
(cf: Francis Bacon’s distinction between council and battle)
(cf: Kurt Lewin’s observation that experience alone does not create knowledge)
keywords: advice, procedure, wisdom

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“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”
— Peter Drucker
keywords: education, instruction, training, priority, priorities, forever, development, talent

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“The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.”
— Peter Drucker
keywords: executive level, operational level, distinction

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“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
— Peter Drucker
cf:
“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”
— General Patton
keywords: immediacy, mls, urgency

teaching and ‘naturals’

“Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the ‘naturals’, the ones who somehow know how to teach.”
— Peter Drucker
keywords: education, instruction, cultivation of talent, insight