What Makes an Effective Executive (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Author(s): Peter Drucker


In his sixty-five-year consulting career, Peter F. Drucker, widely regarded as the father of modern management, identified eight practices that can make any executive effective. Leadership is not about charisma or extroversion. It's about these practices: Effective executives ask, "What needs to be done?" They also ask, "What is right for the enterprise?" They develop action plans. They take responsibility for decisions. They take responsibility for communicating. They focus on opportunities rather than problems. They run productive meetings. And they think and say "we" rather than "I." Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.


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Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. His thirty-four books have been published in more than seventy languages. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and counseled thirteen governments, public services institutions, and major corporations. He has been called the father of modern management thinking. Author social media/website info: druckerinstitute.com

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  • : 9781633692541
  • : Harvard Business Review Press
  • : Harvard Business Review Press
  • : December 2016
  • : 165mm X 108mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2017
  • : books

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  • : Peter Drucker
  • : Paperback
  • : 217
  • : English
  • : 658.4
  • : 64