The Practical Drucker

The Practical Drucker

Applying the Wisdom of the World's Greatest Management Thinker

Book - 2014
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American Management Association
There is no shortage of books and successful businesspeople who have emphasized concepts such as decentralization, outsourcing, the rise of the knowledge worker, the role of employees as assets, and a focus on the customer. But it was Peter Drucker who years, sometimes decades, first blew the whistle on these indisputably important keys to success. And still today, Drucker is recognized as the inventor of modern management, and continues to influence leaders around the globe. And now readers can benefit from this collection of applicable concepts taken from Drucker’s myriad books.Within the invaluable pages of Practical Drucker, readers will find surprising insights and clear guidance on how to: • Engage employees and achieve outstanding performance • Remedy destructive office politics • Handle a crisis • Become better decision makers by questioning assumptions • Determine which leadership style to use in which situation • Do more with less • Steer clear of the biggest traps that leaders fall into • Avoid the five deadly marketing sins • And much moreIn efficient, knowledge-filled chapters, this all-in-one resource has taken the practical wisdom from Drucker’s large body of work--including his books, essays, articles, as well as his decades of teaching and consulting--and shaped it together into a set of fresh, vital lessons that will resonate today and for years to come.

Thomas Nelson
For the first time ever, enjoy a single all-encompassing resource that has mined the vast body of work of the inventor of modern management and summed them up in 40 applicable truths for solving real-world problems!

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Author Cohen, who has written other books on Drucker, summarizes the ideas of pioneering management and leadership thinker Peter Drucker; Cohen is in a special position to do this because he was Drucker's first executive PhD graduate. While much of Drucker's writing concentrated on theory, the author draws on Drucker's books and articles to summarize Drucker's practical guidelines and problem-solving ideas. Material is grouped in sections on people, management, marketing and innovation, and the organization, offering advice on area such as business ethics, employee engagement, dealing with change, and crisis leadership. The author sprinkles in anecdotes on learning from and working with Drucker, and gives contemporary examples from business and the military. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2014]
ISBN: 9780814433492
Characteristics: ix, 277 pages ; 24 cm


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