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  - Ryan Adair - Goodreads

One of the top five books I've read on the subject. Great advice, though some of it is a little dated. Loved that he talked about how effective executives were not born, but all of them learned to do ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Boris - Goodreads

From the older generation of business writing. Drucker has a lot of good stuff here. The general focus is on taking regular people and making them transcend regular effectiveness. While this isn't the flamboyantly Theory Y stuff you'll see in Drive, etc, it's quite compatible. Good stuff. Read full review

Contents

Effectiveness Can Be Learned
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Know Thy Time
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What Can I Contribute?
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Copyright

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About the author (1967)

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.