Was Peter Drucker right? Is it all about attitude?

31 05 2006

In December 2004, at the age of 95, Peter Drucker gave some advice to Business 2.0. Here is an excerpt from How to Ask the Right Questions

"The issues facing management don't change from year to year. The answers do. The biggest skill needed to address these issues is not really a skill—it is a basic attitude, a willingness to start not with the question "What do I want to do?" but with the question "What needs to be done?" It was the willingness to ask this question that made the fairly mediocre Harry Truman a great president and the superbly gifted Richard Nixon a failure."

How much of your day is spent thinking about the questions?

If you start each day and begin to solve each problem with the following…."What needs to be done?"….how much difference will you see in the results?


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