Lessons From Peter Drucker Posts


This article details why asking the right questions is vitally important, outlines Peter Drucker's five critical questions, and provides guidelines for developing your own good questions.
Bill Cohen, a retired Army General and former student of Drucker, once surveyed more than 200 former combat leaders. All had become successful in the corporate world or in other non-military organizations after leaving the armed forces. I asked about the tactics they used, about the importance of their style and the most important actions a leader must take. I asked about adapting these lessons in their civilian careers. I boiled it down to eight principles then reviewed each result with Drucker.
Extraordinary leaders dare the impossible and because of their daring they achieve the extraordinary. Challenges that average leaders would have never thought possible to achieve, they do every day. Dare the impossible and achieve the extraordinary aptly describes Drucker’s concept of success for any organization.
Make your plans to be a change leader and innovate as you proceed on your journey. You must innovate. It is essential for your progress and like an organization that does not innovate, no matter how successful that you are currently, you will ultimately fail if you do not.
Drucker demonstrated again and again that almost any commonly “known” fact could be turned on its head and used to advantage in gaining an important insight.
Although Peter F. Drucker was aware of many innovative methodologies for analyzing business solutions, he rarely used them. One would think that the founder of modern management was a fan of lengthy and complex analytical reports...
It was Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, who discovered the quickest way to learn and master any subject. He used this method himself to become wealthy and recognized as the world’s most renowned management expert and consultant. He wrote that it was to teach that subject. Most readers thought that he was only talking about teaching in a classroom. But there was a secret supplement to this advice that few know.
How do we deal with or seek joint and common interests with a giant against whom we have little clout? If you are a millionaire, you can hire a high-priced lawyer. But what if you are not and you must negotiate with an entity such as the U.S. government, a large corporation, or a traffic cop? Here are five simple rules for negotiating.
Drucker believed that the purpose of strategy was to enable an organization to achieve its desired results in an unpredictable environment. In practice, his first step in developing strategy involved analyzing a company and the company’s marketplace to identify “certainties.” Pleasant or unpleasant, the certainties had to be faced squarely
You Have No Limits
Published: 2017-04-26
How many times have I heard experts say something can’t be done? It must have been a million times.A little more than eight years ago, I was a guest on the USS Sequoia, a former presidential yacht, for a cruise up the Potomac River. During...