Business Management Insights

  • Management is getting the right things done. Leadership is doing the right things.

    - Peter Drucker.

  • With the wrong people, direction doesn’t matter

    - Jim Collins, author, ‘Good to Great’

  • The last of the deadly sins is feeding problems and starving opportunities. All one can get by problem solving is damage containment. Only opportunities produce results and growth.

    - Peter Drucker, Managing in a Time of Change

  • Because the purpose of a business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two and only two-basic functions: Marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; the rest are "costs."

    - Peter Drucker, People and Performance

  • With the wrong people, direction doesn’t matter. When in doubt, don’t hire and don’t wait when you need to change people.

    - Jim Collins, author, ‘Good to Great’

  • It's opinions that give meaning to facts. Everyone knows how to find facts to support their decisions, that's why you need dissenting opinions, seek disagreement.

    - Peter Drucker

  • The difference between who wins and loses in business has much less to do with technical knowledge and skills and has much more to do with an attitude for creativity and continuous improvement for self, others and systems.

    - Peter Drucker.

  • It is precisely the obvious which needs to be pointed out since it is so often overlooked.

    - Peter Drucker

  • First who, then what: find the best people possible, they can adapt better to change. With the right people, problems motivating people and managing others are reduced significantly. With the wrong people, strategy dosen't matter.

    - Jim Collins, author, ‘Good to Great

  • Business success is best determined by disciplined execution against a sound plan.

    - Peter Drucker

  • Simplify to one overall concept or vision. This vision represents the intersection of what the company is deeply passionate about, what they can be the best in the world at and what drives the economic engine of their business success.

    - Jim Collins- Jim Collins, author, ‘Good to Great’

  • Breakthrough to greatness happens after getting the right people acting patiently in a disciplined manner.

    - Jim Collins, author, ‘Good to Great’

  • Vision and strategy are to the business what the spine and nervous system are to the human body. The entire business must align its skeleton to the muscles and nerves of its business activity both vertically: people with vision and strategy, & horizontally: procedures and systems with the customer and markets.

    - Peter Drucker, On Business

  • Create culture of disciplined people committed to a singular, unifying purpose / vision. Culture should center around freedom and responsibility, not an overly bureaucratic system.

    - Jim Collins, author, ‘Good to Great’

  • Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.

    - Peter Drucker

  • Find the right technology and don’t overreact to new technology. It should follow your mission, not drive it.

    - Jim Collins, author, ‘Good to Great’

  • You cannot manage time, you can only manage yourself. Time management is the ability to choose the sequence of events.

    - Peter Drucker

  • Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion & under-performance - everything else requires leadership .

    - Peter Drucker

We try to connect the business owner and their specific situation with the wisdom of the foremost management thinkers of our time.

Peter Drucker and Jim Collins are two pre-eminent examples.



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