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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For an environment of leadership, it’s hard to beat the almost daily leadership challenges of combat on the battlefield. Here, we explore how these challenges can provide leadership lessons for business....Full Article »
In this month's Lessons from Peter Drucker, Dr William Cohen summarizes several basic strategies to invigorate your professional prospects....Full Article »
It is one thing to be able to contribute to humankind in challenging work, but that ability is worthless if you can’t demonstrate it. Drucker would have said that it is a societal obligation to make it so. That is, for the maximum number of others to know about and to take advantage of your contributions....Full Article »
Drucker’s model for his consulting engagements was to ask questions, consequently there was much that differentiated his consulting method from that of other consultants of all types....Full Article »
Peter Drucker empirically observed general properties of phenomena and the response to questions which he asked. In this PEX Netowork column, William Cohen discusses the similarities between Drucker and London's greatest detective....Full Article »
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 »
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