"If you've ever admired Drucker's ideas but were at a loss on how to apply them in your immediate working environment, this is the book for you" --T+D magazine
"...consistently clear and offers highly interesting approaches in explaining some of the less obvious that Drucker put forward." --Inland Empire Business Journal
Few thinkers have had a greater impact on business than Peter Drucker, the inventor of modern management, whose legacy continues to influence leaders around the globe. His keen observations about organizations took the form of deceptively simple truths and astute predictions. Concepts such as decentralization, outsourcing, the rise of the knowledge worker, the role of employees as assets, and a focus on the customer—it was Drucker who first expressed them, sometimes decades before they be came accepted wisdom.
Although renowned as a thinker and idea generator, the “what” in his teachings was far more prevalent than the “how.” Now, The Practical Drucker mines his vast body of work to pinpoint 40 applicable truths for solving real-world problems. Readers will find surprising insights and clear guidance on how to:
• Engage employees and achieve outstanding performance
• Remedy destructive office politics
• Approach innovation
• Ensure follow-through on good ideas by establishing controls
• 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 more
In succinct, satisfying chapters, the book distills the practical wisdom from Drucker’s myriad books, essays, articles and his decades of teaching and consulting into a set of fresh, vital lessons that will resonate today and for years to come.
Peter Drucker was a business management “Golden Boy” before the media invented “Golden Boys”. He’s been called the inventor of modern management and the grandfather of modern... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Anna from InannaWorks
For this book, the author simply takes some of Drucker's points on leadership and management and puts his own examples on them. Honestly, why not just read Drucker's books? Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark B
A good basic introduction to the theories of Peter Drucker but has the distinct impression of being quite heavily padded. Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. Howells
This was just a rehash of everything Peter Drucker has said in his books. Didn't get a sense of how to "apply" as the title indicated. Read morePublished 10 months ago by reviewer
This book is a contribution to the management literature. It should be read by all managers, business students and faculty.Published 10 months ago by Donald Huffmire
Synopsis: Cohen brings together the best in management advice from guru, Peter Drucker, in a concise, easy to follow format.
My rating: Nothin' but 5 Stars! Read more
I didn't necessarily have clear expectations going in which may be a part of the reason I didn't love it. It has some good messages and is probably still worth my time. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sean DeVos