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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.