Drucker Quote

With management guru Peter Drucker’s passing, I was inspired to get and (finally!) read his classic "Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices" book. I haven’t finished it, but here’s my favorite quote so far:

Listening is not a skill; it’s a discipline. Anybody can do it. All you have to do is keep your mouth shut. (p. 20)

Consciously shut your mouth, and see what you learn.


  1. 22.11.2005 at 1:37 pm

    Check out my notes from the book at nicksbookblog.blogspot.com. I thought the book was really awesome and it is as fresh today as it was 15 years ago!