The effective executive, Part 794

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Harper & Row, 1967 - Business & Economics - 178 pages
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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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An outstanding writer whose writing often waxed poetic. - Goodreads
an excellent overview of effective decision making. - Goodreads
It is timeless in its insights and value. - Goodreads
Great advice, though some of it is a little dated. - Goodreads
Advice from the 60s. - Goodreads
From the older generation of business writing. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Dan Orton - Goodreads

a bit dated, overall the effective executive clearly defines how decisions should and should not be made. Read full review

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

User Review  - Wei Luo - Goodreads

The needs of organization to obtain from the individual the contribution it needs, and the need of the individual to have organization serve as his tool for the accomplishment of his pur- poses. Effectiveness must be learned. Read full review


Effectiveness Can Be Learned
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Peter F. Drucker is considered the most influential management thinker ever. The author of more than twenty-five books, his ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. Drucker passed away in 2005.