Tuesday, October 24, 2017

book: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials): Peter F. Drucker: 8601420130388: Amazon.com: Books (1967)

"This book rests on two premises: The executive’s job is to be effective; and,effectiveness can be learned.”
~ Peter F. Drucker  

If there is one ‘secret’ of effectiveness, it is concentration.
Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time.”
~ Peter F. Drucker

“Management books usually deal with managing other people. The subject of this book is managing oneself for effectiveness. That one can truly manage other people is by no means adequately proven. But one can always manage oneself. Indeed, executives who do not manage themselves for effectiveness cannot possibly expect to manage their associates and subordinates. Management is largely by example. Executives who do not know how to make themselves effective in their own job and work set the wrong example."

The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker - PhilosophersNotes | Optimize with Brian Johnson

"Peter Drucker is considered the father of modern management

"Effective executives:
  1. know where their time goes - work systematically at managing the little of their time that can be brought under their control. This three-step process:• recording time,• managing time,• consolidating time is the foundation of executive effectiveness
  2. focus on outward contribution - gear their efforts to results rather than to work What results are expected of me?
  3. build on their strengths - their own strengths, the strengths of their superiors, colleagues, and subordinates; and on the strengths of the situation, that is, on what they can do.
    They do not build on weakness. They do not start out with the things they 
    cannot do.
  4. concentrate on the few major areas where superior performance will produce outstanding results. ... set priorities and stay with their priority decisions. do first things first - and second things not at all
  5. make effective decisions system - of the right steps in the right sequence. What is needed are few, but fundamental, decisions strategy rather than tactics" 

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