Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Another take from Peter Drucker

"Plans are only good intentions
     unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."

Influential management consultant, "knowledge worker"

For a long time Drucker's name was a meaningful buzzword in what I will call "management circles," with full consciousness of the double entendre that Drucker might have enjoyed….

His epigram explicitly links "good intentions" with "hard work." I'd like to think that it's a warning to the blithe folks who suggest plans (with good intentions screwed on every which way) as objects of desire for others or for their organizations at large, with little understanding of and no commitment to the hard work required to even get those plans started…..

Good plans do indeed drop from the sky……

The hard part is to cultivate and continually dig up that hard work stuff…

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