The Effective Executive

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Harper Collins, 2002 - Business & Economics - 178 pages
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The measure of the executive, Peter 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:

  • Management of time
  • Choosing what to contribute to the practical organization
  • Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect
  • Setting up the right priorities
  • And Knitting all of them together with effective decision making

Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.

 

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User Review  - RhodesDavis - LibraryThing

Originally written in 1967 by the father of business management, this book will help any business person journey towards greater responsibility and success. Having defined what an "Effective Executive ... Read full review

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User Review  - JenniferRobb - LibraryThing

I think this book is more designed for a medium or large business than a mom & pop or small business. Nevertheless, there are still some ideas a small business owner can glean from it. Read full review

Contents

Effectiveness Can Be Learned
1
Know Thy Time
25
What Can I Contribute?
52
Making Strength Productive
71
First Things First
100
The Elements of Decisionmaking
113
Effective Decisions
143
Effectiveness Must Be Learned
166
Index
175
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About the author (2002)

Peter F. Drucker has been Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California since 1971.

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