When one thinks of Peter Drucker in a business setting they have one of two stereotypes: old school outdated management dude OR The Rule when it comes to business effectiveness.

I’m somewhere in the middle. I just read the late Peter Drucker’s “The Effective Executive“. It’s a great book, but it is step backward from more recent business books that build off of this base. I did take some very important lessons from the book. Some of the most important are:

  • Eliminate time wasters
  • Ask: What can be outsourced?
  • How do people waste your time, how do you waste theirs? How can you stop?
  • Work in 1 and a half hour blocks with no distractions.
  • Being well-rounded is a sign of mediocrity
  • Effective people play strength, and look for strengths in others
  • Know weaknesses but don’t exploit them
  • Create well designed systems for efficiency
  • Put First things First. Ask: What is most important?

Those are just a few of the principles that I found most useful. Drucker also talks about decision making and developing action plans, which is an essential part of being a “effective executive”. This book is great for people who are part of a corporation or own a business. Given that the book is less than 200 pages and is the foundation for almost every management book today, I say read it!

For more recent titles that skip and build off the basics I liked Tribal Leadership by David Logan and of course The Seven Habits by Stephen Covey.

3 Responses to Peter Druckers Awesome Management Tips

  1. A great author who is known as the father of management and his great innovations made in his life time achievements.My great lot thanks n handsup to the awesome innovator sir.peter f drucker….

  2. Terrance Lynch says:

    Peter Drucker was a management idiot, who made up his own theories, and only are effective at the McDonald’s, hire and fire cashiers and people who don’t speak english level.

    Get a clue, he doesn’t know anything.

  3. admin says:

    @Terrance – Thanks for the comment. Peter Drucker has done a lot for management & more importantly helping people understand a subject that most executives ignore. If you think he doesn’t know anything I’d love to hear where your school of thought comes from. It is easy to call someone an idiot, let’s hear why.

    Also, have you read The Effective Executive?

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