Oct 10, 2018

The Importance of Our Work


I am feeling a bit nostalgic today as I remember the wisdom and philosophy shared to the world by Peter Drucker. There is nothing like a Peter Drucker quote to remind us of the importance of our work. The late management guru understood how the world worked and the role of the nonprofit in that context. In one simple but prophetic quote he inspired me at 38 years old to be about the business of leading schools, colleges, and nonprofits for the rest of my life.

The 21st century will be the century of the social sector organization.The more economy, money, and information become global, the more community will matter. And only the social sector nonprofit organization performs in the community, exploits its opportunities, mobilizes its local resources, solves its problems. The leadership, competence, and management of the social sector nonprofit organization will thus largely determine the values, the vision, the cohesion, and the performance of the 21st century society.
— Peter Drucker

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