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The Resource What makes an effective executive, Peter F. Drucker

What makes an effective executive, Peter F. Drucker

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What makes an effective executive
Title
What makes an effective executive
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Peter F. Drucker
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Language
eng
Summary
An effective executive does not need to be a leader in the typical sense of the word. Peter Drucker, the author of more than two dozen Harvard Business Review articles, wrote that some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs he worked with over his 65-year consulting career were not stereotypical leaders. They ranged from extroverted to nearly reclusive, from easygoing to controlling, from generous to parsimonious. What made them all effective is that they followed the same eight practices: They asked, "What needs to be done?" and "What is right for the enterprise?" They developed action plans. They took responsibility for decisions and for communicating. They were focused on opportunities rather than problems. They ran productive meetings. And they thought and said "we" rather than "I." The first two practices provided them with the knowledge they needed. The next four helped them convert this knowledge into effective action, for knowledge is useless to executives until it has been translated into deeds. The last two ensured that the whole organization felt responsible and accountable. Effective executives know that they have authority only because they have the trust of the organization. This means they must think of the needs and opportunities of the organization before they think of their own. Drucker also suggests a ninth practice that's so important, he elevates it to the level of a rule: Listen first, speak last. Effectiveness is a discipline. And, like every discipline, it can be learned and must be earned.--
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1909-2005
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Drucker, Peter F.
Dewey number
658.4/09
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD38.2
LC item number
.D783 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Harvard business review classics
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  • Executive ability
  • Leadership
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What makes an effective executive, Peter F. Drucker
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text
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Control code
2016041350
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
v, 48 pages
Isbn
9781633692541
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2016041350
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
What makes an effective executive, Peter F. Drucker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016041350
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
v, 48 pages
Isbn
9781633692541
Lccn
2016041350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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