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There is nothing so useless …

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
  – Peter Drucker

Planning is not an event
The unexpected snowman

Planning is not an event

Planning is not an event. It is the continuous process of strengthening what works and abandoning what does not, of making risk-taking decisions with the greatest knowledge of their potential effect, of setting objectives, appraising performance and results through systematic feedback, and making ongoing adjustments as conditions change.
Peter Drucker

Idea for reflection – 27

Idea for reflection – 12

Viewing the Sun at Symphony in the Flint Hills

Here’s a quote for reflection:  

The task of leadership is to create an alignmnet of strengths in ways that make a system’s weaknesses irrelevant.
  – Peter Drucker   

Idea for reflection – 11

Resource: Leader to Leader Institute

There are many free resources on the web, but not all are created equal.  The Leader to Leader Institute, which was founded as Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, is one that contributes a variety of useful and inspiring resources. I’ll point to a few:

Their on-line journal has many free articles: Leader to Leader Journal.

Another useful resource is the Thought Leader Gateway, which includes an ability to search for articles, interviews, and videos by author. For example, this link will send you to a short biography of Peter Drucker and list Drucker resources available from the Institute.

Or if you’re interested in innovation and organizational practices, check out their Innovation in Practice section.  And, there is a video library of dialogues with leaders.

Finally, they are challenging organizations to ask and answer five essential questions: What is our mission? Who is our customer? What do the customers value? What are our results? and What is our plan?  Can you answer those questions for your organization? Could you tell me the answer in 3 minutes or less?

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