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The Effective Executive
HarperCollins / Paperback
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According to author Peter Drucker, an effective executive does not need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Some of the best CEOs are not stereotypical leaders. Being an effective executive does not require special gifts, effectiveness can be learned. Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned in order to be an effective executive.
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:
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.
Peter F. Drucker is considered the most influential management thinker ever. The author of more than twenty-five books, his ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. Drucker passed away in 2005.
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