The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done

The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done

Peter F. Drucker

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 0060742445

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Revered management thinker Peter F. Drucker is our trusted guide in this thoughtful, day-by-day companion that offers his penetrating and practical wisdom. Amid the multiple pressures of our daily work lives, The Daily Drucker provides the inspiration and advice to meet the many challenges we face. With his trademark clarity, vision, and humanity, Drucker sets out his ideas on a broad swath of key topics, from time management, to innovation, to outsourcing, providing useful insights for each day of the year.

These 366 daily readings have been harvested from Drucker's lifetime of work. At the bottom of each page, the reader will find an action point that spells out exactly how to put Drucker's ideas into practice. It is as if the wisest and most action-oriented management consultant in the world is in the room, offering his timeless gems of advice. The Daily Drucker is for anyone who seeks to understand and put to use Drucker's powerful words and ideas.

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of Freedom Freedom is never a release and always a responsibility. reedom is not fun. It is not the same as individual happiness, nor is it security or peace or progress. It is a responsible choice. Freedom is not so much a right as a duty. Real freedom is not freedom from something; that would be license. It is freedom to choose between doing or not doing something, to act one way or another, to hold one belief or the opposite. It is not “fun” but the heaviest burden laid on man: to decide his

Great Change The Practice of Management The Ecological Vision Management Challenges for the 21st Century [ 77 ] 25685 01 8/24/04 9:31 AM Page 78 10 march Searching for Change A change is something people do; a fad is something people talk about. ntrepreneurs see change as the norm and as healthy. Usually they do not bring about the change themselves. But—and this defines the entrepreneur and entrepreneurship—the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as

test applicants thoroughly. Managing the Non-Profit Organization [ 117 ] 25685 01 8/24/04 9:31 AM Page 118 16 april Attracting and Holding People The first sign of decline of an industry is loss of appeal to able people. n the area of people genuine marketing objectives are required. “What do our jobs have to be to attract and hold the kind of people we need and want? What is the supply available on the job market? And, what do we have to do to attract it?” It is highly desirable to have

that there are basic values, especially human ones. But I do not believe that there is “one correct answer.” There are answers that have a high probability of being the wrong ones—at least to the point where one does not even try them unless all else has failed. But the test of any policy in management or in any other social discipline is not whether the answer is right or wrong, but whether it works. Management, I have always believed, is not a branch of theology but, at bottom, a clinical

not continue to do in your new assignment what made you successful in the old one. When you enter a new assignment, ask “What new things should I be doing in my new assignment to be effective?” Drucker on Asia [ 175 ] 25685 01 8/24/04 9:31 AM Page 176 8 june Self-Renewal “What do you want to be remembered for?” hen I was thirteen I had an inspiring teacher of religion who one day went right through the class of boys asking each one, “What do you want to be remembered for?” None of us, of

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