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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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excellent book

I'm really excited about implementing some of the things I learned in this book in my current organization, and my entrepreneurial endeavors. Thank you Peter Drucker, may you rest in peace... Or, help the almighty organize the Heavenly hosts

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Excellent Insights

Still completely relevant today. Narrator seemed a little bit slow but audible let's you increase the speed which was perfect.

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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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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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Boring as a dentist”s waiting room

I know this book got high ratings but I have no idea why. The narrator is boring and so is the material. I suffered through six chapters and gave up!
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Great book

Reading this book as a book challenge with a mentor. This book offers great insight into leadership.

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great stuff. I enjoyed it a lot. good advice.

very good booj. will listen again soon. easy logical advice. very applicable to my life

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Concise, focused and to the point.

How to be an Effective executive. All meat, no fluff. One of the most concise books on being effective.

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Get things done!

A great book and a must! Peter really breaks down on how to be effective and the challenges faced by executives all around the world. It's a guide to how to focus your energy on things that matter and how to effectively deal with problems.

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another classic from the hall of heros

one of those that is so good you have to read it twice to catch half the nuggets of wisdom.