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As an author and an intellectual, the late Peter F. Drucker was a true business sage. Recognized as the father of modern management, Drucker forecast numerous pivotal trends, including decentralization, privatization and the development of the information society. He introduced the concept of the “knowledge worker,” a term he employs widely in this fascinating book. Each Drucker book is a genuine business classic, including this one. He delves into detail about what managers should accomplish and how they should conceptualize their role. getAbstract believes it will help you think productively about what you do. No one writes more intelligently or presciently on management and its functions than Drucker. All executives, even those who are already effective, will benefit from reading this informative, enlightening book.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why an executive must be effective
  • What five habits you should develop to become a more productive manager
  • Why society depends on successful organizations and the executives who make them so

About the Author

Peter F. Drucker was a management consultant and writer. His 39 books and numerous articles discuss how humans organize themselves in business, government and the nonprofit arena. Drucker died in 2005.



You Can Teach Yourself to Become Effective
You cannot manage others if you cannot manage yourself. For the executive – the ultimate “knowledge worker” – this means managing your own effectiveness. This is not a complicated task. It involves adopting a few specific practices and five pivotal...

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    John Luck 4 months ago
    Good book..
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    Daniel Melendrez 1 year ago
    Great read for a developing executive!
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    Patrick Brigger 1 year ago
    Even after 10 years of publication, an outstanding read!
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    Lars Viebrock 2 years ago
    Definitely one of the most important books for leaders, ever to hit the shelves.
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    Antonio Abreu 2 years ago
    An excellent summary for executive success! Thank you.
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    Henri Tarpila 2 years ago
    Excellent summary of a great book!
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    Rudi Janse van Rensburg 3 years ago
    Excellent Read

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