Management and Business Books by Peter F. Drucker

  Management and Business Books by Peter F. Drucker

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Title: The Effective Executive : The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

What makes an effective executive?


The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.

Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned:

  • Managing time
  • Choosing what to contribute to the organization
  • Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect
  • Setting the right priorities
  • Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making

Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F. Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780060833459
Pages: 208
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Title: Managing in Turbulent Times

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780887306167
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Title: Managing for Results

<p>The effective business, Peter Drucker observes, focuses on opportunities rather than problems. How this focus is achieved in order to make the organization prosper and grow is the subject of this companion to his classic work, <b>The Practice of Management</b>. <b>Managing for Results</b> shows what the executive decision maker must do to move his enterprise forward. Drucker again employs his particular genius for breaking through conventional outlooks and opening up new perspectives for profits and growth.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780060878986
Pages: 256
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Title: The Last of All Possible Worlds and The Temptation to Do Good

The Temptation to Do Good tells the story of Father Heinz Zimmerman, the well-regarded president of an American Catholic university.
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781589881082
Pages: 348
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Title: Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices

<p>Management is an organized body of knowledge. "This book," in Peter Drucker'swords, "tries to equip the manager with the understanding, the thinking, the knowledge and the skills for today'sand also tomorrow's jobs." This management classic has been developed and tested during more than thirty years of teaching management in universities, in executive programs and seminars and through the author's close work with managers as a consultant for large and small businesses, government agencies, hospitals and schools. Drucker discusses the tools and techniques of successful management practice that have been proven effective, and he makes them meaningful and easily accessible.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780887306150
Pages: 864
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Title: Daily Drucker

<p>Revered management thinker Peter F. Drucker is our trusted guide in this thoughtful, day-by-day companion that offers his penetrating and practical wisdom. Amid the multiple pressures of our daily work lives, The Daily Drucker provides the inspiration and advice to meet the many challenges we face. With his trademark clarity, vision, and humanity, Drucker sets out his ideas on a broad swath of key topics, from time management, to innovation, to outsourcing, providing useful insights for each day of the year.</p> <p>These 366 daily readings have been harvested from Drucker's lifetime of work. At the bottom of each page, the reader will find an action point that spells out exactly how to put Drucker's ideas into practice. It is as if the wisest and most action-oriented management consultant in the world is in the room, offering his timeless gems of advice. <b>The Daily Drucker</b> is for anyone who seeks to understand and put to use Drucker's powerful words and ideas.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780060742447
Pages: 448
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Title: Post-Capitalist Society

<p>Business guru Peter Drucker provides an incisive analysis of the major world transformation taking place, from the Age of Capitalism to the Knowledge Society, and examines the radical affects it will have on society, politics, and business now and in the coming years. This searching and incisive analysis of the major world transformation now taking place shows how it will affect society,economics, business, and politics and explains how we are movingfrom a society based on capital, land, and labor to a society whoseprimary source is knowIedge and whose key structure is theorganization.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780887306617
Pages: 240
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Title: Adventures of a Bystander

This book reflects Drucker's vitality, infinite curiosity, and interest in people, ideas, and the force behind them. His book is a personal and informal account of the rich life of an independent man of letters, a life that spans eight decades and two continents. He writes with wit and spirit about people he has encountered, including Sigmund Freud, Henry Luce, Alfred Sloan, John L. Lewis, and Marshal McLuhan.

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781560007388
Pages: 360
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Title: Managing the Nonprofit Organization

The groundbreaking and premier work on nonprofit organizations


The nonprofit sector is growing rapidly, creating a major need for expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively. Management legend Peter Drucker provides excellent examples and explanations of mission, leadership, resources, marketing, goals, and much more. Interviews with nine experts also address key issues in this booming sector.

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780060851149
Pages: 256
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Title: Innovation And Entrepreneurship Practice and Principles

<p>Peter Drucker's classic book on innovation and entrepreneurship</p> <br> <p>This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Superbly practical, <b>Innovation and Entrepreneurship</b> explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures need to know and do to succeed in today's economy.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780060851132
Pages: 288
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Title: Managing Oneself

We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren't managing their knowledge workers careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it's up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. And it's up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years. In Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do it. The keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses; Articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are; and Describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution. Only when you operate with a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true and lasting excellence. Managing Oneself identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career. Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. His 34 books have been published in more than 70 languages. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, and counseled 13 governments, public services institutions, and major corporations.
Author(s): Peter Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781422123126
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Title: Management (Revised Edition)

<p>The essential book on management from the man who invented the discipline</p> <p>Now completely revised and updated for the first time</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780061252662
Pages: 608
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Title: Concept of the Corporation

<p><b>Concept of the Corporation</b> was the first study ever of the constitution, structure, and internal dynamics of a major business enterprise. Basing his work on a two-year analysis of the company done during the closing years of World War II, Drucker looks at the General Motors managerial organization from within. He tries to understand what makes the company work so effectively, what its core principles are, and how they contribute to its successes. The themes this volume addresses go far beyond the business corporation, into a consideration of the dynamics of the so-called corporate state itself.</p> <p>When the book initially appeared, General Motors managers rejected it as unfairly critical and antibusiness. Yet, the GM concept of the corporation and its principles of organization later became models for organizations worldwide. Not only businesses, but also government agencies, research laboratories, hospitals, and universities have found in <b>Concept of the Corporation</b> a basis for effective organization and management.</p> <p>Because it offers a fundamental theory of corporate goals, this book is a valuable resource for business professionals and organization analysts. It will also be of interest to students and professionals in economics, public administration, and political science. Professional and technical readers who admire Peter Drucker’s work will want to be certain this volume is in their personal library. At a time when everything from the size to the structure of corporations is being questioned, this classic should prove a valuable guide.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781560006251
Pages: 360
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Title: Practice of Management

<p>A classic since its publication in 1954, <b>The Practice of Management</b> was the first book to look at management as a whole and being a manager as a separate responsibility. <b>The Practice of Management</b> created the discipline of modern management practices. Readable, fundamental, and basic, it remains an essential book for students, aspiring managers, and seasoned professionals.</p> <p>An examination of entrepreneurial management, business strategy and risk-taking. An international best-seller for thirty years. </p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780060878979
Pages: 416
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Title: Management Cases, Revised Edition

<blockquote> <p>The companion to Drucker's seminal work <b>Management, completely revised and updated</b></p> </blockquote> <p><b>Management Cases, Revised Edition</b> is a collection of thought-provoking case studies—each a timeless representative of a challenge that all managers will face at some point in their careers. Longtime Drucker colleague, collaborator, and eminent management professor Joseph A. Maciariello has organized the material to be used in conjunction with <b>Management, Revised Edition</b>, making the book particularly useful in undergraduate, MBA, and executive education classrooms.</p> <p>It contains fifteen completely new cases written especially for this edition plus another thirty-five revised and updated cases, ensuring that the book provides comprehensive coverage of the most important management dilemmas and most timeless leadership wisdom. An essential resource for business students and working professionals alike, the book will help readers test and hone their management skills.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780061435157
Pages: 256
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Title: Five Important Questions

This Workbook embodies the stimulating process Drucker uses in face-to-face consultations with nonprofit organizations. Following his method, participants ask and answer five key questions that focus on essential aspects of their organization, from the central values contained in its mission statement to the strategic vision of its long-term plan. The Self-Assessment Tool package contains a User Guide, which provides guidelines for facilitators as well as helpful resources to promote effective group discussions. This Participant's Workbook guides participants through the five key questions.
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781555425951
Pages: 64
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Title: Executive in Action: Three Drucker Management Books on What to Do and Why and How to Do It

<p>Three complete Drucker management books in one volume — <b>Managing for Results, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,</b> and <b>The Effective Executive</b> with a new preface by the author.</p> <p>In his preface, Peter F. Drucker says: "These three books should enable executives — whether high up in the organization or just beginning their career<br> — to know the right things to do;<br> — to know how to do them; and<br> — to do them effectively.Together, these three books provide <b>The Toolkit for Executive Action."</b></p> <p>Drucker identifies and explains the practices, decisions and priorities for achieving business performance and executive effectiveness. These books cover "the three dimensions of the successful practice of management." <b>Managing for Results</b> was the first book to explain business strategy. Drucker shows how the existing business has to focus on opportunities rather than problems to be effective, for it is the opportunities that will bring growth and performance. <b>Innovation and Entrepreneurship</b> analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. It is a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions and new ventures have to know, learn and do to prepare and create the successful businesses of tomorrow. In <b>The Effective Executive,</b> Drucker discusses the five practices and habits that must be learned for executive effectiveness. Ranging widely through business and government, he demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious situations. Together, these three books have sold more than a million copies; they have been published throughout the world and continue to sell actively. These are essential works for the executive and manager by "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers." —<b>Wall Street Journal</b></p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780887308284
Pages: 736
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Title: The New Realities

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780765805331
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Title: Classic Drucker

Peter Drucker at his best- direct, wise, and challenging.

One of this century's most highly regarded students of management, Peter F. Drucker sought out, identified, and examined the most important issues confronting managers, from corporate strategy to management style to social change. Through his unique perspective, this volume gives us the rare opportunity to trace the evolution of the great shifts in our workplaces, and to understand more clearly the role of managers. This book gathers together Drucker's articles from Harvard Business Review and frames them with a thoughtful introduction from the Review's editor Thomas A. Stewart.

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781422101681
Pages: 221
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Title: Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

<p>With Peter Drucker's five essential questions and the help of five of today's thought leaders, this little book will challenge readers to take a close look at the very heart of their organizations and what drives them. A tool for self-assessment and transformation, answering these five questions will fundamentally change the way you work, helping you lead your organization to an exceptional level of performance.</p> <p>Peter Drucker's five questions are:</p> <ul> <li>What is our Mission? with <b>Jim Collins</b></li> <li>Who is our Customer? with <b>Phil Kotler</b></li> <li>What does the Customer Value? with <b>Jim Kouzes</b></li> <li>What are our Results? with <b>Judith Rodin</b></li> <li>What is our Plan? with <b>V. Kasturi Rangan</b></li> </ul> <p>These essential questions, grounded in Peter Drucker's theories of management, will take readers on a exploration of organizational and personal self-discovery, giving them a means to assess how to <i>be</i>—how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values and courage. The questions lead to action. By asking these questions, readers can focus on why they are doing what they are doing in their work, and how to do it better. Designed for today's busy professionals, this brief, clear and accessible book will challenge readers to ask these provocative questions and it will stimulate spirited discussions and action within any organization, inspiring positive change and new levels of excellence, helping all to envision the future of theirs' or any organization.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780470227565
Pages: 144
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Title: The New Society

<p>Drucker analyzes large business enterprises, governments, labor unions, and the place of the individual within the social context of these institutions. Although written when the industrial society he describes was at its peak of productivity, Drucker's basic conceptual frame has well stood the test of time.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781560006244
Pages: 382
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Title: The Last of All Possible Worlds

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780060149741
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Title: The frontiers of management

<p>The Frontiers of Management offers stimulating and profitable reading for both existing Drucker disciples and those new to his writing.</p> <p>This collection of thirty-five finely balanced articles and essays, plus an interview and afterword, was planned by the author from the beginning to be published eventually in one volume and as variations on one unifying theme - the challenges of tomorrow that face the executive today.</p> <p>What kind of tomorrow it will be depends heavily on the knowledge, insight, foresight and competence of the decision makers of today. The future is in the hands of executives who are already fully occupied with the daily crisis, and for whom the daily crisis is the one absolutely predictable event in their working day. It is to these people that this Drucker volume is addressed, to enable them to see and to understand the long-range implications and impacts of their immediate, everyday, urgent actions and decisions.</p> <p>Collection of thirty-five articles and essaysCollection of thirty-five articles and essays</p> <p><b>Audience:</b> Management executives at all levels of responsibility; business and management students; Management historians. </p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780750621823
Pages: 384
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Title: The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society

The closing decades of the twentieth century have been characterized as a period of disruption and discontinuity in which the structure and meaning of economy, polity, and society have been radically altered. In this volume, Drucker focuses with great clarity and perception on the forces of change that are transforming the economic landscape and creating tomorrow's society.

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781560006183
Pages: 436
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Title: The End Of Economic Man

<p>In this long recognized cornerstone work, Drucker explains and interprets fascism and Nazism as fundamental revolutions. It is a social and political effort to explain the subjective consequences of the social upheavals caused by warfare. This work was singled out for praise in both sides of the Atlantic, and is considered by the author to be his most prescient effort in social history. The New York Times calls it "�a challenging and penetrating analytical study of the totalitarian state."</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781560006213
Pages: 312
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Title: Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings on Management (Collins Business Essentials Series)

<p>Father of modern management, social commentator, and preeminent business philosopher, Peter F. Drucker analyzed economics and society for more than sixty years. Now for readers everywhere who are concerned with the ways that management practices and principles affect the performance of organizations, individuals, and society, there is <b>The Essential Drucker</b>—an invaluable compilation of essential materials from the works of a management legend.</p> <p>Containing twenty-six core selections, <b>The Essential Drucker</b> covers the basic principles and concerns of management and its problems, challenges, and opportunities, giving managers, executives, and professionals the tools to perform the tasks that the economy and society of tomorrow will demand of them.</p> <p>The first selection of Drucker's management work from <i>The Practice of Management</i> (1954) to <i>Management Challenges for the 21st Century</i> (1999), this book offers, in Drucker's words, "a coherent and fairly comprehensive Introduction to management [and] gives an overview of my works on management and thus answers a question I have been asked again and again: which of my writings are essential?" </p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780061345012
Pages: 368
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Title: Managing in the next society

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780312289775
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Title: The Temptation to Do Good

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780060152536
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