The Essential Drucker.

Peter F Drucker



"In one volume a selection of the essential writings from Peter F. Drucker's sixty years of work on management. The first selection of Drucker's management work from The Practice of Management (1954) to Management Challenges for the 21st Century (1999), this book offers, in Drucker's words, ""a coherent and fairly comprehensive Introduction to management [and] gives an overview of my works on management and thus answers a question I have been asked again and again: which of my writings are essential?"" The Essential Drucker contains twenty-six selections on management in the organization, management and the individual, and management and society. It covers the basic principles and concerns of management and its problems, challenges, and opportunities, giving managers, executives, and professionals the tools to perform the tasks that the economy and society of tomorrow will demand of them. "

What will you learn from this book

  1. Management by Objectives (MBO): Drucker's concept of MBO emphasizes setting clear objectives, key results, and performance indicators to align organizational goals and employee efforts.

  2. Effective Leadership: Focuses on the role of leaders as facilitators, emphasizing empowerment, motivation, and guiding individuals and teams towards achieving common objectives.

  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Highlights the importance of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking for organizations to thrive and adapt in a dynamic business environment.

  4. The Customer-Centric Approach: Advocates for a customer-centric approach, emphasizing the significance of understanding and fulfilling customer needs and preferences.

  5. Knowledge Work: Discusses the rise of knowledge workers and the importance of managing intellectual capital, promoting continuous learning, and fostering a culture of innovation.

  6. The Importance of People: Stresses the significance of people within organizations, treating employees as assets, valuing their contributions, and promoting a culture of respect and collaboration.

  7. Social Responsibility: Discusses the role of businesses in society, emphasizing ethical conduct, corporate social responsibility, and the impact of organizations beyond profit-making.

  8. Managing Change: Addresses the challenges of managing change within organizations, emphasizing adaptability, flexibility, and the need for proactive responses to change.

  9. Effective Decision-Making: Emphasizes rational decision-making processes, the importance of informed choices, and the ability to learn from both successes and failures.

  10. Continuous Improvement: Advocates for a culture of continuous improvement, learning, and adaptation within organizations to stay competitive and achieve long-term success.

Language English
ISBN-10 0066210879
ISBN-13 9780066210872
No of pages 358
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Harper business
Published Date 26 Jun 2001

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