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The Effective Executive
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done | Peter F. Drucker
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A handsome, commemorative edition of Peter F. Druckers timeless classic work on leadership and management, with a foreword by Jim Collins. What makes an effective executive? For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this countrys business and management philosophers" (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in managementthe executive. The measure of the executive, Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that canand mustbe mastered: Managing time; Choosing what to contribute to the organization; Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect; Setting the right priorities; Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making Ranging across the annals of business and government, Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.
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michaelmcgee
The Effective Executive | Peter Drucker
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People inevitably start out with an opinion, to ask them for the facts first is even undesirable, they will only do what everyone is far too prone to do anyhow: look for the facts that fit the conclusion they have already reached.

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My only critique is that a single playthrough on an audiobook format isn't nearly enough to extract the wealth of insightful knowledge this book has to offer. I will need to buy a physical copy and a set of highlighters for round 2.

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This is interesting because I usually test ENTJ (Commander) but today came up as ESTJ-A (Executive.) I think this is a less inspiring but more accurate description of my personality especially at work, where I'm often the one person willing to speak up, to be direct about tough stuff, and advocate for the people I supervise. I fight the power within the limits of acceptable behavior. Order from chaos! Or as one person puts it, herding cats.

Reecaspieces I a, constantly “directing traffic” at work. So I understand. 2y
JoScho We need people like you! Thanks for sharing 😊 2y
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idrinkandiknowthings I got the same! I definitely agree with the workplace comments the most. 2y
DeleteAcct I'm ESTJ as well. 2y
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ABrakes85
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Loving this....