Publish: Published January 3rd 2006 by HarperBusiness (first published 1966)
ISBN: ISBN 0060833459 (ISBN13: 9780060833459)
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.
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i learned most of the teaching of this book from various people or articles. it seems they took the ideas from here. i learned that matt mullenweg really recommends this book very much. i agree with him.
This is probably the longest list of notes I’ve ever taken from a book. There’s a reason Peter Drucker is so often quoted; he knows what he’s talking about. Highly recommend this (I read the 50th Anniversary edition).
What more can be said about this book that hasn’t already been said? It is outstanding. A foundational and necessary classic that deserves frequent revisiting. Highly approachable and the perfect place to start for those unfamiliar with Drucker’s work.
This is my first time to read a Peter Drucker book, and now I understand why he’s such an influential thinker. This book was written decades ago, but still resonates today. Inspiring, insightful, powerful.
Fantastic book. Not only does this book provide great content on how to be a better leader and executive. It also paints a fantastic picture of how business and organizations can be a force for human flourishing on a macro and micro scale.