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Peter Drucker’s Light Shines On

This is the column I hoped never to have to write—the column that would mark the moment we said goodbye to Peter Drucker.

We have lost the quiet, powerful intellect, the warm and generous friend. Peter redefined the social sector, redefined society, redefined leadership and management—and gave mission, innovation, and values powerful new meanings that have changed our lives.

I’ve had the privilege of sitting at the feet of Peter Drucker since 1981, participating in the founding of the Peter Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, being one of those fortunate few who, in 1990 and for the next 12 years, could listen and learn from him as he attended Drucker Foundation board meetings and conferences, participated ...

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