The Peter F. Drucker Reader

The Peter F. Drucker Reader

Selected Articles From the Father of Modern Management Thinking

Book - 2017
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Peter Drucker revolutionized management thinking before there was management thinking. For nearly half a century he inspired and educated managers--and powerfully shaped the nature of business--with his landmark articles in Harvard Business Review. Through Drucker's unique lens, this volume presents a rare opportunity to trace the evolution of the great shifts in organizations and to grasp more firmly the role of managers in the ongoing effort to balance change with continuity. The book also offers managers and executives a collection of best practices as well as introspective questions that will help them improve as organizational leaders. Infused with a perspective that holds new relevance today, these selections reveal a celebrated thinker at his best.Drucker paints a clear and comprehensive picture of management thinking and practice--both as it is and as it will be.-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts :, Harvard Business Review Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781633692190
Characteristics: xi, 165 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What makes an effective executive
The theory of the business
Managing for business effectiveness
The effective decision
How to make people decisions
They're not employees, they're people
The new productivity challenge
What business can learn from nonprofits
The new society of organizations
Managing oneself.
Summary: Peter Drucker revolutionized management thinking before there was management thinking. For nearly half a century he inspired and educated managers--and powerfully shaped the nature of business--with his landmark articles in Harvard Business Review. Through Drucker's unique lens, this volume presents a rare opportunity to trace the evolution of the great shifts in organizations and to grasp more firmly the role of managers in the ongoing effort to balance change with continuity. The book also offers managers and executives a collection of best practices as well as introspective questions that will help them improve as organizational leaders. Infused with a perspective that holds new relevance today, these selections reveal a celebrated thinker at his best.Drucker paints a clear and comprehensive picture of management thinking and practice--both as it is and as it will be.-- Provided by publisher

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