Lessons From Peter Drucker Posts


In this month's Lessons from Peter Drucker, Dr William Cohen summarizes several basic strategies to invigorate your professional prospects.
The brain is for thinking, use it!
Published: 2017-10-16
One of the keys to effective management consulting is to think logically to get solutions yourself, writes Dr. William Cohen in this month’s "Lessons from Peter Drucker". He focuses on questioning clients rather than providing them answers.
Why Another Book on Consulting?*
Published: 2016-11-28
Why should anyone write another book on consulting? More importantly why would anyone want to read one? There are dozens of books written about consulting. Heck, I wrote one myself and it’s currently in its fourth edition after selling something l...
No, this is not a self-help piece on how to manage consulting services for your organization effectively or anything like that. I’m not going to encourage you to follow the methods of just any consultant either, but a consultant in the manner of P...
I don’t believe one can...
Peter Drucker is known a...
Rowland Hussey Macy studied business, gr...
Drucker claimed that any business had only t...
There was one sure way that Drucker knew that an organiz...
Drucker wrote a book on the effective executive, and it was one of his best. One aspect of the book frequently overlooked is the fact that many executives fail after long periods of being highly successful...
Once, Drucker told us the story of a CEO who made an unusual proposal. "Management is getting more and more complex," he told his staff. "Recently I’ve learned of the capabilities of the latest computers,...
In this article, William Cohen, Ph.D. explores the 8 laws of leadership a "Perfumed Prince" will never follow.
Drucker developed the five famous questions which were crucial to the Drucker approach to business, published in the book ‘The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization’.
Drucker believed that one of the two basic functions of any business is innovation. If innovation is a basic function, than this means that it alone can spell the difference between success and failure.
The Magic of Involvement
Published: 2014-09-02
For this installment I take a temporary break from Peter Drucker to share with you a truly inspirational story about the importance of involvement.Have you ever received one of those promotionals in...
Okay, maybe I shouldn’t call them "lies." Maybe "untruths" or "myths" would be kinder, gentler, or more tactful, but the fact is an awful lot of people teach, maintain, and even today, buy into these, and...
The self-confidence game
Published: 2014-08-05
I’ve written about self-confidence before. The truth is; I’ve never seen an effective leader who did not have it. And you can see it in all sorts of forms and environments. Self-confidence isn’t just desir...
Drucker looks at risk
Published: 2014-07-24
Risk in management is unavoidable, in fact, according to Drucker it may even be desirable and is the basic function of enterprise. With this in mind, how do you positively address inevitable risks while mi...
Drucker wrote that the purpose of strategy is to enable an organization to achieve its desired results in an unpredictable environment. Contrary to what "everybody knows," strategy is not about achieving r...
They say that some people should not even attempt what they attempt. But they are so committed to a definite objective that more often than anyone can believe possible, they are successful.Even toda...
Consulting has always fascinated me. I think maybe this started with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous character, Sherlock Holmes, who was according to Doyle, a "Consulting Detective."Here was a total...
No one follows anyone else without being motivated to do so. Look at any situation where men or women follow a leader and you will discover definite reasons. Luck or unusual circumstances may play a part....
Drucker was a genius. I’m told that real geniuses in a specific discipline only come around about once every hundred years or so. We’ve frequently heard about geniuses in nuclear physics, chemical engineer...