14 Management Lessons I learned From Peter Drucker

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Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, philosopher, consultant, and was a professor at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

Here are the lessons I learned:

Lesson #1: Self-development

“Self -development of the effective executive is central to the development of the organization, whether it be a business, a government agency, a research laboratory, a hospital, or a military service.”

Lesson #2: Learned Effectiveness

“Organizations are not more effective because they have better people. They have better people because they motivate to self- development through their standards, Through their habits, through their climate.”

Lesson #3: Effectiveness

“Effectiveness is, after all, not a “subject,” but a self-discipline.”

Lesson #4: Decision-Making

“In one way or another almost every knowledge worker in an organization will either have to become a decision-maker himself or will at least have to be able to play an active, an intelligent, and an autonomous part in the decision making process.”

Lesson #5: Decision-Making

“The ability to make effective decisions increasingly determines the ability of every knowledge worker, at least of those in responsible positions, to be effective altogether.”

Lesson #6: Effective Decision

“Executives are not paid for doing things they like to do. They are paid for getting the right things done- most of all in their specific task, the making of effective decisions.”

Lesson #7: Decision-Making

“The effective decision-maker, therefore, organizes disagreement. This protects him against being taken in by the plausible but false or incomplete.”

Lesson #8: Decision-Making

“Disagreement converts the plausible into the right and the right into the good decision.”

Lesson #9: Decision-Making

The effective decision-maker does not start out with the assumption that one proposed course of action is right and that of others must be wrong. Nor does he start out with the assumption, “I am right and he is wrong.” He starts out with the commitment to find out why people disagree.”

Lesson #10: Decision-Making

“A decision is a judgement. It is a choice between alternatives. It is rarely a choice between right and wrong. It is at best a choice between “almost right” and “probably wrong”- but much more often a choice between two courses of action neither of which is provably more nearly right than the other.”

Lesson #11: Decision-Making

“The understanding that underlies the right decision grows out of the clash and conflict of divergent opinions and out of the serious consideration of competing alternatives.”

Lesson #12: Making The Specialist Effective

Knowledge workers do not produce a “thing.” They produce ideas, information, concepts.”

Lesson #13: Human Relations

“Executives in an organization do not have good human relations because they have a “talent of people.” They have good human relations because they focus on contribution in their own work and in their relationships with others.”

Lesson #14: Time Management

“The executive who records and analyzes his time and then attempts to manage it can determine how much he has for important tasks.”

20 Motivational John Maxwell Quotes On Leadership

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Dr John C Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many life-changing and motivational books, primarily focusing on leadership.

As a leader, to create a great team, you must be a great leader. Here are some incredible quotes on how to become a better leader, according to John Maxwell

Q1. “Ninety-nine percent of all leadership occurs not from the top but from the middle of an organization.”- John Maxwell

Q2. “Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit.”- John Maxwell

Q3. “Good leadership is learned in the trenches. Leading as well as they can wherever they are is what prepares leaders for more and greater responsibility.”- John Maxwell

Q4. “Becoming a good leader is a lifelong learning process.”- John Maxwell

Q5. “You may be able to grant someone a position, but you cannot grant him real leadership. Influence must be earned.”- John Maxwell

Q6. “A position gives you a chance. It gives you the opportunity to try out your leadership .”- John Maxwell

Q7. “Good leaders rarely think in terms of boundaries; instead, they think in terms of opportunities.”- John Maxwell

Q8. “Insecure leaders think everything is about them, and as a result, every action, every piece of information, every decision is put through their filter of self-centeredness.” – John Maxwell

Q9. “Leaders in the middle usually experience the Multi-Hat Challenge on a daily basis.”- John Maxwell

Q10. “We can often become so focused on our dreams and goals that we lose sight of the responsibilities right in front of us.”- John Maxwell

Q11. “If we focus on being some other place because we think it’s better, then we will neither enjoy where we are nor do what we must to succeed.”- John Maxwell

Q12. “The more you effectively fulfill your role as a leader in the middle, the more fulfill you will be.”- John Maxwell

Q13. “If people disagree with with the vision, it’s often because they have a problem with the person who cast it.”- John Maxwell

Q14. “Vision leaks. It needs to be communicated clearly, creatively, and continually.”- John Maxwell

Q15. “While poor leaders demand respect, competent leaders command respect.”– John Maxwell

Q16. “The key to leading yourself well is to learn self- management.”- John Maxwell

Q17. “Good leaders know when to display emotions and when to delay them.”- John Maxwell

Q18. “Leaders can give up many things. They can delegate many things. The one thing that the top leader can never let go of is final responsibility.”- John Maxwell

Q19. “You learn resiliency and tenacity during tough assignments, not easy ones. When tough choices have to be made and results are difficult to achieve, leaders are forged.”- John Maxwell

Q20. “Great leaders don’t use people so that they can win. They lead people so that they all can win together.”- John Maxwell

Be a great leader!