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

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

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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.

Title:The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060833459
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  • Janet

    I used to be a large reader of Jack Welch practices at GE, until I read that he looked to Drucker. I've been reading Drucker and re-reading Drucker ever since. He is the master at learning how to be "...

  • Andrew Canavan

    Stop reading boring blogs and books about productivity and go straight to the source of many of these ideas. Then, stop thinking about being productive and go do something....

  • Gene Babon

    No one in a managerial role should be allowed to manage others without having read at least one book from Peter Drucker. Drucker is widely acclaimed as The Father of Modern Management and published 39...

  • James

    I'm pretty sure that if we'd ever met in real life I'd have punched Peter Drucker in the face. This book epitomises everything that I hate about productivity porn. It should be subtitled the definitiv...

  • Greg

    Adding this book to my list of must-reads for anyone working in corporate America. In brief:1. Know where your time goes; relentlessly prune unproductive activities.2. Know the contribution you're exp...

  • Laura Noggle

    Good reminder of the basic fundamentals of time management.“The people who get nothing done often work a great deal harder. In the first place, they underestimate the time for any one task. They alw...

  • Jacque

    I find Drucker to be really repetitive. There were quite a few sentences that didn't really add anything, and should have been taken out....

  • Mark Dunn

    Know Thy Time - take a time inventory & eliminate "need not be done", "could be done by others", and "wasting other's time". - prune time wasters - lack of systems --> crisis - overstaffing --> unne...

  • Tõnu Vahtra

    "Don't tell me that you had a wonderful time reading this book, tell me what you are going to do differently on Monday". The higher up the organization, the less time he has under his own control (sen...

  • Tadas Talaikis

    Don't know what's the hype about this book, it's simple common sense. Anyone who ever was in "meeting" knows its waste of time, why I should read book about that? The thing executives come in various ...