The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

byPeter F. DruckerForeword byJim CollinsAfterword byZachary First

January 24, 2017|
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker
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A handsome, commemorative edition of Peter F. Drucker’s timeless classic work on leadership and management, with a foreword by Jim Collins.

What makes an effective executive?

For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country’s business and management philosophers" (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management—the executive.

The measure of the executive, 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 mastered:

  • 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 across the annals of business and government, Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.

Peter F. Drucker has been Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California since 1971. Jim Collins holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. A visiting professor of business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business, he is a management consultant. He has written sev...
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Title:The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.85 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.85 in
Published:January 24, 2017
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780062574343

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