The Effective Executive

The Effective Executive

Book - 2006
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2006
ISBN: 9780060833459
Characteristics: xxiii, 178 p


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Jul 01, 2017

A must read book for any person in a management position. Peter Drucker defines what an executive needs to focus on a day to day basis. The main ideas are around effective decision making, focus on valuable contributions, time management, execution based on prioritization and effective decision (rational action).

Although most of the use cases do not apply to modern day management, this books is a classic that where the message and lessons are easily identified and applicable to the modern enterprise.

As with any classic management book, this book requires no update.

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