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Effective Executive in Action: A Journal for Getting the Right Things Done Unknown Binding – 2006

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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Unknown (2006)
  • ASIN: B003Q8NWJY
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,614,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This journal is just that...a personal journal. It guides you through several thought provoking scenarios and asks you how you feel, think, what you will/can do, etc. If you do not like to think, this is not a product you will enjoy. If, however, you enjoy noodling over your own thoughts, actions, feelings, and working through them to a plan for personal/professional development, this is a must buy item.

Drucker is someone who yields more and more every time you read him. This journal will help you collect a rich harvest of useable ideas.
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The author has written another classic on the dynamics of
executive management. The book suggests that organizations and
the people who run them need to assess what must be done
as a condition precedent to directing their energies productively. Time is the classic limiting factor. It applies
to the activities of everyone in the organization. The effective use of discretionary time is another important asset. The success
of organizations over time is dependent upon an uneventful
transition strategy together with the ability to continue
the business as a going concern. In Accounting, the Quasi-
Reorganization in bankruptcy provides the needed second chance
for organizations to start over again- although standard reporting requirements call for dating the retained earnings
into the future. Companies having extensive overseas operations and outsourcing must be more vigilant about disaster
recovery and contingency planning for random Acts of G-d. These
unplanned emergencies may consist of a tsunami, earthquake or
expropriation in countries where the political infrastructure
is fragile or unpredictable.

The author suggests that the organization give much thought into
choosing people and assignments to optimize organizational
strengths rather than magnifying weaknesses for short term
gain. Ultimately, maximizing strengths renders weaknesses to be
irrelevant. Each job should be structured to accommodate the
personality of the occupant(s). Accordingly, this strategy
will go a long way toward perpetuating the organization well
into the future. In addition, training and development of staff
is an important aspect of work.
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“The Effective Executive in Action – A Journal for Getting the Right Things Cone” by Peter F. Drucker and Joseph A. Maciariello appeared in 2006. Peter F. Drucker passed away on November 11, 2005, 8 days before his 96th birthday.

The book starts with
“Effectivenss can be learned. Effectiveness must be learned.
Peter Drucker The Effective Executive” (it was published in 1985 and is the source for this book).

“The Effective Executive in Action” has still a Foreword provided by Peter F. Drucker, Claremont, California, Fall 2005:
“The format of this book was developed by my friend and colleague, Joseph a. Maciariello, who has taught my work for thirty years and knows it much better than I do. Professor Maciariello decided on the topics. He then chose the specific excerpts from my books and works by others, which constitute the text of this work, and wrote the questions. My readers and I are greatly indebted to Professor Maciariello.
However, the book itself should be the comments, actions, decisions, and results recorded by the individual executive using the book as his or her tool to achieve effectiveness.”

This Foreword leads me to the following comments:
first, I consider those people as Peter Drucker’s friends who are confirmed by him as such.
In my experience there are more people who consider themselves as friends of Peter Drucker than the other way round. Some like to use Drucker’s fame to get a share of it.
Second, I consider Joseph a. Maciariello as the official and best authority for the presentation and interpretation of Drucker’s oeuvre.
Third, it confirms Peter Drucker’s humbleness comparing his knowledge with Maciariello’s.
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Drucker's book covers basic business strategies for all occasions. Excellent book for all business majors, and business people.
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A wonderful, practical book for any leader who needs some discipline to be more effective. This is one for the ages from the "Master", put into an easy to use framework.
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