Lessons From Peter Drucker Posts


How many infants have you heard of that simply took their bottles out of their mouths, placed them on a nearby table, hopped out of their cribs and begin to walk? Self confidence, says Bill Cohen, is a process not a destination.
Real leadership is far more than manipulating people to do what you want. Extraordinary leaders dare the impossible and as a result they achieve the extraordinary. Things that average leaders would have never thought possible, extraordinary leaders do every day. Here are some examples of inspiring and exceptional leadership.
China is a major trading partner with many countries and its marketing prowess continues to grow. How do the theories of Peter Drucker fit into this picture?
Lead from behind? Hogwash!
Published: 2014-03-18
There is only one place from which you can lead effectively, and that’s from right up front. This means you get to take the risks, make the sacrifices, and get beat up just like the rest of your team.
CEO and Nobel prize winner Bill Bartmann is a living legend who gives new meaning to achieving success as well as bouncing back after meeting the dragons in life - and Bartmann’ s dragons were bigger than most.
How to reach your personal best
Published: 2014-02-03
Many know that Peter Drucker was the most famous management thinker over the last hundred years, perhaps of all time. However, few are aware of the fact that Drucker not only believed in and taught self-development, but that he practiced the methods he developed (which he called "self-management") himself.
Although he’s consulted with heads of state as well as world class movers and shakers, Robbins doesn’t have a college degree and never attended college. Moreover, at one point he was so poor that he had a small apartment with no kitchen. According to him, he was washing his dirty dishes in his bathtub. Today he is a millionaire many times over. He’s not alone.
Whatever big challenges the New Year sees you facing, columnist William Cohen proposes 3 essential questions to help you formulate your plan to overcome them.
Integrity means doing the right thing even if no one is looking, writes Dr. William Cohen, but it can sometimes be difficult to keep when the pressure is on to get results. It can even mean losing your job if you’re forced to take a stand. But leaders with integrity, he writes, are the kind that people like to follow.Here’s why you should NEVER compromise your integrity.
Management consultant Dr. Peter F. Drucker is famous for declaring the central importance of thinking through "what our business is and what it should be." Less famous is what Drucker declared must be done after the basic definition of the business and its purpose and mission – i.e. the big goals of the organization - have been decided.
In any competitive situation, success requires us to have more or better resources than a competitor or competitors we face whose success requires a reduction of our success. We bring these resources -- money, people, time, skill, know-how, influence, or whatever -- together, by focusing or concentrating them at the right place and at the right time.
4 myths about "heroic leadership"
Published: 2013-11-14
"Heroic leadership" may not be what you think. It’s not about leaders running around shouting orders or leaders simply ensuring obedience with no participation of those led.
Management consultant Peter F. Drucker advised some of the greatest business leaders of the last century but he never told them what to do. So how can you apply his insights to your work? William Cohen on a simple Drucker technique you can use to make better business decisions.
Leadership has tremendous power to help you to accomplish anything that you want the group or organization that you lead to achieve. According to Drucker, making the decision that you are going to be a leader is the most important decision and the gateway to this power. This blog highlights Drucker's five important facts about leadership.
Rules are made to broken, writes columnist William Cohen, especially if you're looking for a new job. Here's why.
Ask any management expert how to run an organization well and you’ll get many answers --- probably not identical. Drucker had only one answer: "Make the right people decisions." Unfortunately it isn’t easy, and there are some strong disagreements about making the right decisions. For example, you may be in an organization that says "we want well-rounded individuals; we promote people who can do anything reasonably well and make few mistakes."
Why leadership is a marketing job
Published: 2013-05-28
Knowledge workers cannot be ordered around or "managed" but should instead be seen as partners in the organization. That’s why leadership is a marketing job, according to columnist William F. Cohen. Here’s what that means.
You cannot build great performance on weakness or even through seeking to avoid any weakness. This is because there will always be faults in any individual, even the most effective and successful. If you focus only on avoiding faults to the extent that you ignore your strengths and their development, you will be making a major mistake.
Everyone knows that despite what top leaders sometimes demand, you can’t do more with less --- or can you? Drucker said that you could, and went on to prove it. Read on and learn how to do "the impossible" through the genius of Drucker with a little help from a 19th century Italian economist.
Is the glass of water half full, or half empty? It all depends on how you look at things. Moreover, your mood, values, beliefs, or what you see or "know" previously can all affect that perception.How can we take advantage of perception as a source of innovation?
In a tough economy, what makes you stand out from the competition when you're looking for your next job? Here's what the master of management Peter F. Drucker thought.
Why the buck stops here
Published: 2012-11-05
A manager is responsible in one way or another for the success of an enterprise. Unfortunately, writes columnist William Cohen, many otherwise very capable leaders try to avoid responsibility. When things go wrong --- they are quick to blame others. Time for all of us to start being accountable for our actions.
Whether you're a marketer trying to get new customers or leading a process change trying to sell a new way of working to the business, bribery is no way to create a sustainable business.
How do you determine prices for your products and services? Start by looking at value from the customer’s perspectives rather than your costs, says columnist William Cohen. Here’s why.
Drucker wrote a column for The Wall Street Journal entitled "The Five Deadly Business Sins." Many business experts advised exactly what Drucker advised against. They still do... Judge for yourself!