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

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

by Peter F. Drucker

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-makingRanging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Business
  • Rating: 4.07
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish Date: January 3rd 2006 by HarperBusiness
  • Isbn10: 0060833459
  • Isbn13: 9780060833459

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According to Drucker there are five habits that, once acquired, determine the effectiveness of an executive. The book provides detail and substance to these five habits of executive effectiveness.

Know where your time goes; relentlessly prune unproductive activities.

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Peter Ferdinand Drucker was a writer, management consultant and university professor. After spending four years in London, in 1937 he moved permanently to the United States, where he became a university professor as well as a freelance writer and business guru.