Cohen, Ph.D.

William Cohen, Ph.D.

Bill Cohen was the first graduate of the PhD program that Peter Drucker co-developed at what is now the Masatoshi Ito and Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. Graduating and becoming Drucker’s friend, he applied Drucker’s methods and rose to become an Air Force general and the author of more than 50 management books published in 23 languages. He is the President of the Institute of Leader Arts which offers a unique corporate training program based on Drucker’s methods. Cohen’s latest book is Peter Drucker on Consulting: How to Apply Drucker's Principles for Business Success. He can be reached at wcohen@stuffofheroes.com.

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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....Full Article »
More than fifty years ago Peter Drucker wrote and proved that marketing and selling are not the same. Drucker may have made as much as $10,000 an hour as a consultant. Yet he did no selling or advertising of his services. He also claimed that perfect marketing would make selling unnecessary....Full Article »
One of the most important and useful competencies that I learned as a general, was how to innovate and how to implement innovation. Both are essential and this knowledge and ability helped me to become and perform as a general, and in the civilian world as a senior executive and CEO as well. I also learned that unless you can do both, innovation...Full Article »
There are many methods of self-development, you just need to find the system that works best for you and apply it....Full Article »
How many times have I heard experts that said such and such can’t be done? It must have been a million times. Most recently we have former presidential candidate, now President Trump. The experts in both parties and I don’t know how many news commentators said the same thing: It will never happen. Well, it did....Full Article »
Millions worldwide have heard the name Peter Drucker. Peter Drucker was the most famous management thinker over the last hundred years, and perhaps of all time. However, Drucker could easily have qualified as a self-help and motivational guru. Drucker not only believed in and taught self-development, but he practiced the methods he developed (...Full Article »
Peter Drucker is known as “the Father of Modern Management.” He was certainly different than other management gurus. And by the way, he didn’t like that description of his work. His own choice was “social ecologist.” In case you are wondering, a social ecologist studies how societies interact and organize themselves. But there is a little more to...Full Article »
any famous managers from industry and researchers from academia have passed on since making their names and contributions. Yet while we honor what they have contributed during their careers, many of the techniques and systems they have developed have faded and fallen into disuse. Consider even those once so pervasive that millions of managers in...Full Article »
I first heard about Bill Bartmann in the late 1990’s. I was working on a book, The Stuff of Heroes: The 8 Universal Laws of Leadership and was seeking interviewees of outstanding leadership to illustrate the eight universal laws in my book. I came across an article, “The Richest Man You’ve Never Heard Of” in the September 1st, 1997 issue of ...Full Article »
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 like 100,000 copies over the last twenty years. Since I am the author of the new book Peter Drucker on...Full Article »
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