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The Effective Executive Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

A 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.

©2017 Peter F. Drucker (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "Truly Timeless"

    There is no doubt you will hear at least a dozens new (old) ideas you can implement today which will greatly enhance your effectiveness. Make the time, you on
    firm is counting on you!

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    B BOYKO 07-26-17
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    "Excellent and thoughtful"

    Must read for anyone in management. Concepts are timeless. This book is a highly recommended

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    Phillip 07-17-17
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    "Narrator hard to listen to"

    I found it extremely hard to follow due to the narrator. It is impossible for me to judge the context as the narrator couldn't keep my attention . The effective manager was much more easy to follow

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    C BUHRER 06-15-17
    C BUHRER 06-15-17 Member Since 2015

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    "taking responsibility into one's own hands"

    Another great motivational classic worth every​ penny. This book reads like Seneca, it is has beautiful form and is to the point. The author does not dwell too much on the historical details of the excellent examples he draws on, instead leaves the reader with a sense of enthusiasm and hope that self determined action is the way forward, despite the troubles one may be currently facing

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    Matt 06-10-17
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    "Unquestionably correct approach for thought"

    The methods of making decisions and prioritization are gold, and Drucker challenges you to actually change your ways. Timeless.

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    Phillip A. 05-17-17
    Phillip A. 05-17-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Great book "

    I enjoyed the concepts presented in the book. The main note is to execute the right things. How will you change what you do on Monday!

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    "Get Laser Focus"

    Train yourself how to truly get the job done by getting into the mind of someone who did

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    "Great tips on how to be a better leader"

    Great tips to improve influence productivity and effectiveness as an executive. Need to read again. Add it to the list of must reads.

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    jose 04-22-17
    jose 04-22-17 Member Since 2012

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    "Classic Work, Read it YOUNG"

    I have read this book physically and listened to it twice on Audible, it's that good.

    The bottom line is that being a good professional and being effective follow universal principles. This is what the book will bring the reader, the solid principles of professionalism and management. These are not theories by some new-age millennial-dork, these are battle tested ideas that have survived many decades of scrutiny.

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    Amy S. Gage 03-26-17
    Amy S. Gage 03-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Effective Executive"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    not sure


    What other book might you compare The Effective Executive to and why?

    only books with not effective readers


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Collins and Tim Andres Pabon ?

    not sure but someone different who credits Drucker and does service to this important work


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the content is magnificent. but delivery was most irritating


    Any additional comments?

    please re-record (or refund my money) with a different voice.

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