The Drucker Institute posted a video on YouTube titled Rick Warren on Peter Drucker and the Character of Great Leaders.

“The antidote to the three traps of leadership are integrity, humility, and generosity.”

“Integrity includes honesty, but it is more than that.”

“Integrity means wholeness. Integrity is the filling in the pie, not a piece of the pie. When you begin to compartmentalize your life, you lack integrity.”

“When a leader lacks integrity, it affects the entire organization.”

“What the world is looking for today is an authoritative message in a humble personality.”

“Humility is not denying your strengths. Humility is about being honest about your weaknesses. Humility is about being honest about what you know.”

“The humble are teachable. All leaders about learners. The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. Growing organizations require growing leaders. The moment you stop growing, the organization stops growing.”

On Peter Drucker: “He was humble enough to know everybody is ignorant on different subjects.”

“You could learn from anybody if you know the right questions.”

“The person next to you knows things you don’t know… I may know things you don’t know. And that’s why we need each other.”

“Peter was wise enough to know he could learn from anybody. And he was the master at asking questions.”

“You can learn from anybody if you will be humble. And Peter modeled that by being a lifelong learner.”


Rick Warren is the author of The Purpose Driven Life. Peter Drucker (1909-2005) was the author of many books including The Effective Executive , The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization.

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