How Peter Drucker Mentored

Leadership Freak

Bob Buford, founder of Halftime, was mentored by Peter Drucker for over twenty years. Yesterday, Bob told me the four contributions Drucker made to him as a mentor. Before: Before sharing the four contributions, Bob reminded me that Drucker was the consummate question asker. […]. A life of influence is always a choice never an accident. Appreciation Coaching Encouragement Influence Leading Taking others higher business Growth Leadership Leadership Development

If Peter Drucker Were Your Personal Coach…

Next Level Blog

For more than 50 years of his almost 96 year life, Peter Drucker was known as the "Father of Modern Management." Drucker was one of the few big thinkers who changed the way people view leadership. Next Level Podcast audio Bruce Rosenstein Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way Peter Drucker podcast His dozens of books included The Concept of the Corporation, The Practice of Management and The Effective Executive.

Drucker: Treat Employees Like Volunteers

Leadership Freak

………………………………………… Peter Drucker I caught an awkward glimpse of myself when I asked my wife, “Would you like me to tell you what I think you should do?” Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! As a bonus, Jennifer includes an infographic of a 2013 survey by The Institute for Corporate Productivity that demonstrates how critical of an issue change is for today’s organizations.

From Drucker To The Lean Startup: The (Literary) Evolution of Leadership Philosophy

Terry Starbucker

Here’s the list of books we talked about, in the order presented, for your reference (with links – and note neither Todd nor I are getting any affiliate commissions or fees): The Essential Drucker - by Peter Drucker.

First Look: Leadership Books for November 2013

Leading Blog

The Practical Drucker : Applying the Wisdom of the World''s Greatest Management Thinker by William A. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November. Leading Through Uncertainty : How Umpqua Bank Emerged from the Great Recession Better and Stronger than Ever by Raymond P. Davis. Hatching Twitter : A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton.

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How Drucker Thought About Complexity

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Throughout his life, Peter Drucker strived […]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Hagel III for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network.

The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker William A. Cohen AMACOM (2014) A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909 –2005) The title of this book seems somewhat redundant because Peter Drucker is, in my opinion, the most practical business […].

A Peter F. Drucker Book For Leaders Of Nonprofits

Eric Jacobson

Drucker''s book called " The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization " will be well worth it. Because, Drucker argues that need alone does not justify continuing. Drucker

A Quote for the day from Peter Drucker – on Management by Objectives

First Friday Book Synopsis

No long blog post needed… So, read this from Peter Drucker, and ask yourself the obvious question about your business. Peter Drucker Filed under: Randy''s blog entries. There are some thoughts that simply need no elaboration. Management by objectives works if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.” Randy''s blog entries

3 Days with Drucker, Christensen, & Goldratt, & Your Leadership Team – another Brilliant Idea from Jeff Bezos

First Friday Book Synopsis

So, how do you stop and think in this too-much-information-to-assimilate-all-at-once world? You spend a day – a full day – focused on one book. And, what books do you focus on for a full day? Books that have “stood the test of time.” Not necessarily “really old books,” but books that have been around long […]. Randy''s blog entries

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

Kevin Eikenberry

By Peter Drucker Here are two good clues that a book is worth reading. It has been copyrighted more than once (this book, 1967, 1985, 1996, 2002, and 2006) It is written by Peter Drucker.

How To Become Your Own Successor

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I started developing the idea for this construct in 2011, when the Brazilian business magazine Administradores asked me who could be considered as successors to Peter Drucker, who died in 2005 at 95, as the. Guest Post Bruce Rosenstein Peter Drucker Self-succession succession planning

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Are you Working Under the Right Manager – Yourself? (with Insight from Peter Drucker)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Management (noun): the act or skill of controlling and making decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc. the people who make decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc. the act or process of deciding how to use something ——————– The more you tackle “knowledge work,” the more you work in the realm of […]. Randy''s blog entries

The Leader is the One That Gets Things Done

Great Leadership By Dan

Peter Drucker, the “father of modern management” had a favorite leadership book. No wonder this was Drucker’s favorite leadership book! Was Drucker One who Got Things Done? Drucker was only 28 when he came to the U.S. Drucker consulted a dictionary. Drucker.

Death to Bobble Head Leaders

Leadership Freak

Communication Marks of leaders Taking others higher Teams Trust Leadership Leadership Development orderly meetings Organizational Development organizational success peter druckerBobble head leaders don’t say what they really think. They go with the flow to get ahead. Bobble heads don’t speak their mind they defend the company line. Leaders become bobble heads to protect position and get promoted. It’s dishonest and disingenuous. Look around. How many bobbing heads sit at the table?

How to Solve the Garbage Problem in Leadership

Leadership Freak

Encouragement Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher development opportunity Feedback great leaders Leadership Development peter drucker self neglect welcome feedback You insult your friends, colleagues, and your maker, when you neglect your abilities. But, worst of all, you insult yourself. Garbage is neglected; valuables cherished. Stop treating yourself like rubbish. Develop your gift. Stop expecting others to do what you must do.

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For 2013, Focus on Your Learning – and on Remembering to Remember What You Learned Earlier

First Friday Book Synopsis

” (Peter Drucker) “Through learning, we re-create ourselves.” ” (Peter Senge) ————— For 2013, Focus on Your Learning – and on Remembering to Remember What You Learned Earlier (And, you know, don’t you, that until you can do something, and then you actually do [.]. “The only job security is found in your own ability to keep learning!”

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Voting ends Sept 1st for Thinkers50 Top Management Thinker Award for 2013

Marshall Goldsmith

Dear Friends, We are nearing the 2013 Thinkers50 biannual awards. Previous winners of the Top Management Thinker Award have included Peter Drucker (2001 & 2003), Michael Porter (2005), CK Prahalad (2007 & 2009), and Clayton Christensen (2011).

Gjis van Wulfen: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Gijs van Wulfen (1960) studied business economics. He worked as a marketer in the fast moving consumer goods sector and switched to consulting at Ernst & Young Consulting and Boer & Croon Strategy & Management Group. At the end of 2002 he started his own innovation organization to spread, train and facilitate the FORTH innovation […]. Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein and ECCI XII (Faro (2011).

The World’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Thinkers

N2Growth Blog

Those recognized previously have included Peter Drucker, Michael Porter, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Tom Peters, Richard Branson, Clayton Christensen and other esteemed thinkers. Just today, Thinkers50 announced their shortlist for the 2013 awards.

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Leading For A Better Tomorrow

Tanveer Naseer

Peter Drucker, who was considered to be the “father of modern management,” did not mince words when he advised managers and leaders about the dangers of complacency and putting off the future. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management), and Jossey-Bass.

The No-Boss Workplace: Can Great Leadership Be Crowdsourced?

Terry Starbucker

I can understand a backlash against old-school “bosses” Peter Drucker himself cast a wary eye on the classic middle manager, and Rogoway noted a great quote in the article: Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. .

Rotman on Design: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Rotman on Design: The Best on Design Thinking from Rotman Magazine Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, Co-Editors University of Toronto Press (2013) The best on design thinking from Rotman Magazine: An abundance of valuable insights. Brilliantly co-edited by Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, the several dozen brief essays comprise the best single source for information, […].

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Successful Business Leaders Share One Purpose

Leadership Freak

Peter Drucker […]. Every successful business leader has one single-minded purpose, create customers. Businesses aren’t born until they create customers; they die when they stop. I love writing about the qualities and behaviors of effective leaders. But, all the clarity, alignment, collaboration, and vision in the world won’t mean a thing if you don’t create customers. Leading Marks of leaders Success Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Getting Things Done: How Great Leadership Moves From Talk To Action

Terry Starbucker

If you read back 1-4 again, this underlying theme will pop out, so well stated by Peter Drucker- “ What’s measured improves “ Don’t forget this, ever, if you want to turn your visions into a grand (and triumphant) reality. Leaders do a lot of talking.

Habits, Systems, and Playing Games at Work

Leadership Freak

Peter Drucker said, “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” The worship of busyness invites inefficiency. Efficiently doing what doesn’t matter isn’t effective. Effectiveness is asking, “What to do.” Efficiency is asking, “How to do it.” Leadership is thinking about what; management is thinking about how. Effectiveness trumps efficiency. After “what” […].

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The Three Things Every Mission Statement Must Reflect

Eric Jacobson

Drucker provides the following good advice in one of my favorite book''s of his, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization :" Every mission statement has to reflect three things : Opportunities Competence Commitment In other words, he explains: What is our purpose?

3 Numbers Every Leader (And ALL Their Followers) Should Know

Terry Starbucker

It’s a theory that revolves around the simplest of business ideas, one said so eloquently by the late Peter Drucker: The purpose of a business is to create a customer. Let’s talk about a concept that gets batted around a lot in leadership circles, and for good reason. Alignment.

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Why Great Leaders Should Also Be Good Writers

Terry Starbucker

It was a simple little post on January 22nd about Peter Drucker , and his philosophy that employees are “ an asset, not a cost “ In hindsight, that one post, and all that subsequently came after, played a major role in my success as a leader.

Improving management effectiveness

Lead on Purpose

Don’t confuse motion with progress.” –Peter Drucker. One of the primary themes of Lead on Purpose is leading effectively regardless of whether you are in a position of authority – in a ‘management’ position. That will continue to be a primary topic for this blog.

The Joy of Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life Allison Rimm bibliomotion books + media (2013) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” ” — Peter Drucker I selected the Drucker quotation for the title of this review because so any of the decisions […].

Dorie Clark: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, she is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Clark consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including […].

049: OVERCOMING FAKE TALK: How to Hold REAL Conversations that Create Respect, Build Relationships, and Get Results | with John Stoker

Engaging Leader

As the legendary Peter Drucker observed, nearly all leadership and management challenges come back to breakdowns in communication. As the legendary Peter Drucker observed, nearly all leadership and management challenges come back to breakdowns in communication.

Feed the Startup Beast: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big, Hairy, Outrageous Sales Growth Drew Williams and Jonathan Verney McGraw-Hill (2013) How and why “the smallest market efforts can produce outsized sales results if you focus on the right issues” The observation by Drew Williams and Jonathan Verney that I include in the title of this […].

Mark Goulston and John Ullmen: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mark Goulston, M.D., is a prominent psychiatrist, business advisor, and executive coach. He is co-founder of Heartfelt Leadership whose mission is: “Daring to Care.” He is the author of the bestselling Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone (AMACOM, 2009) and subject of the PBS special “Just Listen with Dr. Goulston.” [.].

Getting Innovation Right: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success Seth Kahan Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2013) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” ” Peter Drucker Those who have read any of Seth Kahan’s previous books (notably Getting Change Right) already know that [.].

Squirrels, Boats and Thoroughbreds: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Squirrels, Boats and Thoroughbreds: Lessons for Leading Change, in Traditional Businesses Jamie Gerdsen River Grove Books (2013) Unconventional perspectives on convention and on how to control change by embracing it Whatever their size and nature may be, most organizations seem to have a workforce that is bipolar: employees either support or challenge the status quo. […].

The ONE Thing: A book review by Bob Morris

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The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Gary Keller with Jay Papasan Bard Press (2013) How and why to select and then do only what is most important while ignoring almost everything else Up front, I want to acknowledge that I think the word “thing” is worthless.

Dave Ulrich: A third interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning […].

Six social-media skills every leader needs

First Friday Book Synopsis

Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University Roland Deiser six dimensions of organizational media literacy that are interdependent and feed on one another Sylvain Newton the dynamics of social media amplify the need for qualities that have long been a staple of effective leadership The McKinsey Quarterly

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What? More terrific quotations? You betcha!

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Peter Drucker Reggie Leach Samuel Johnson Seneca the Younger Stephen King Sunryu Suzuki Thor Heyerdahl Voltaire Warren Bennis I am an incurable collector of quotations and now share another group, most of which are new to me. o “I can’t recall a time that was as volatile, complex, ambiguous, and tumultuous. As one successful executive put it, ‘If you’re not confused, you don’t know what’s going on.’”

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Lawrence Cunningham: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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George Tucker III Research Professor at George Washington University Law School IBM Joe Nocera Judgment Calls Lawrence Cunningham Michelangel Michigan New York Daily News Other People''s Money Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker The AIG Story (written with Hank Greenberg) The National Law Journal The New York Times The wisdom of crowds and the power of markets are real Tom Davenport Tom Watson Vanderbilt Virginia Voltaire Washington Monthly Will Rogers Lawrence Cunningham is the Henry St.