Peter Drucker’s Recommendations for Summer Reading: Five Management Classics

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Bob's blog entries Bloomberg Businessweek Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University Elton Mayo Federalist Papers firm and lasting foundations for principles of management Frederick Winslow Taylor Henri Fayol Industrial and General Administration Peter Drucker Peter Drucker’s Recommendations for Summer Reading: Five Management Classics Rick Wartzman The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization The Principles of Scientific Management

Leading From Within: Shifting Ego, Ceding Control, and Rising Empathy

Great Leadership By Dan

The shift marks a significant move away from Henri Fayol's autocratic “command-and-control” type management theories and methodologies which have been in vogue since the early 1900s. Guest post from Sophie Wade: Leadership is in the midst of a major makeover. The identity of an organization is shifting away from the CEO; elements of control are being willingly transferred to the employee, with empathetic and individualized attention being paid in order to increase engagement.

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Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Harvard Business

Early in the twentieth century Henri Fayol identified the job of managers as to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. The Fayol legacy lingers. Jon Feingersh/Getty Images. Planning has long been one of the cornerstones of management. The capacity and willingness of managers to plan developed throughout the century. Management by Objectives (MBO) became the height of corporate fashion in the late 1950s. The world appeared predictable. The future could be planned.

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The Role of a Manager Has to Change in 5 Key Ways

Harvard Business

For almost 100 years, management has been associated with the five basic functions outlined by management theorist Henri Fayol: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. pchyburrs/Getty Images. “First, let’s fire all the managers” said Gary Hamel almost seven years ago in Harvard Business Review. “Think of the countless hours that team leaders, department heads, and vice presidents devote to supervising the work of others.”

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