The effective executive, Part 794
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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Review: The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things DoneUser 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 DoneUser 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
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