doing the right things or doing things right

Came across this quote on my iGoogle page today:

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
– Peter Drucker

I’m reading this in terms of classroom leadership. And in light of the recent conversations about teaching and teachers that have been erupting across the blogosphere. (Read my last few posts to get links if you’re at all interested)

I like the distinction Peter makes. It’s a good one.

I like this picture of him (Peter Drucker) because it reminds me of my grandfather. The image is from ChristianSarkar.com, in Managing Ignorance: The Passing of Peter Drucker, from 2005.

Peter Drucker