A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World's Greatest Management Teacher

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AMACOM, Nov 28, 2007 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
From 1975 to 1979, author William Cohen studied under one of the greatest management educators and thought-leaders of all time: Peter Drucker. What Drucker taught him literally changed his life. Now, in this warm and inspiring read, Cohen shares the insights he gained as the first-ever graduate of Drucker’s doctoral program and teaches readers how Druker’s game-changing ideas stand the test of time in the face of real-world workplace challenges today. A Class with Drucker shares many of Drucker’s teachings that never made it into his countless books and articles--ideas that were offered to his students in classroom or informal settings. Cohen expands on Drucker’s lessons with personal anecdotes about his teacher’s personality, lack of pretension, and interactions with students and others. Having gone on from Drucker’s teachings to become an Air Force general and eventually professor, management consultant, multibook author, and university president, Cohen is a testament to the lifechanging impact of Drucker’s teachings and friendship. Enlightening and intriguing, this book allows you, too, to learn and grow from the timeless wisdom of a most inspiring man.
 

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Cohen (The New Art of the Leader), a graduate of Peter Drucker's executive Ph.D. program in management at Claremont Graduate University, offers Drucker's "lost" classroom lessons as remembered and ... Read full review

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WILLIAM A. COHEN, PH.D., President of the Institute of Leader Arts and The California Institute of Advanced Management, was Drucker's first executive Ph.D. graduate. About him, Drucker wrote: "My colleagues on the faculty and I learned at least as much as we could teach him." He has held executive positions in several companies and served as president of two universities. He is the author of many books, including Heroic Leadership, A Class with Drucker, Drucker on Leadership, and Drucker on Marketing.

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