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

By Peter F. Drucker
Foreword written and read by  Jim Collins
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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 timeChoosing what to contribute to the organizationKnowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effectSetting the right prioritiesKnitting all of them together with effective decision-makingRanging 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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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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“The dean of this country’s business and management philosophers.” Wall Street Journal

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Author Bio: Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker (1909–2005) is considered one of the top management thinkers of his time. A teacher, philosopher, reporter, and consultant, he authored over thirty-five books. His first book, The End of Economic Man, was published in 1939. His other works include Managing the Nonprofit Organization, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask about Your Organization, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and many others. Drucker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2002.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English