“Working on the right things is what makes knowledge work effective": First Edition of Peter F. Drucker's The Effective Executive; Signed by Him

  • The Effective Executive.

The Effective Executive.

$8,200.00

Item Number: 23008

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967.

First edition of Drucker’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Peter F. Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.

Peter F. Drucker is considered the most influential management thinker ever. In The Effective Executive the measure of the executive, 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 can, and must, be learned: 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 widely through 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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