Lessons From Peter Drucker Posts


Drucker is rarely quoted on this, but it was one of his most common cautions to us in his classroom: "What everybody knows is frequently wrong." I began to think more deeply about what the words really meant. This seemingly simple...
Why Leadership is a "Marketing Job"
Published: 2009-05-18
One of Drucker’s far reaching and integrative ideas is actually little known. This idea is that good leadership is essentially marketing. People mistake this as recommending manipulation, and so it is widely ignored. But that’s not w...
What to Do About Office Politics
Published: 2009-04-13
Office politics is the name we give to the negative and harmful maneuvering for position, power, status, favoritism or just plain love of the game-playing, which occurs to varying extents in many organizations across the country and around the w...
Don't Be Afraid of Getting Laid Off
Published: 2009-03-18
Drucker believed that outstanding job performance was inconsistent with fear of failure in anything. He wrote this, and he repeated it in class as well. However, although his lecture in class was actually on the business manager’s need to...
Peter Drucker, the Father of Modern Management, said that the first and most important leadership decision to be made is the decision to become a leader. Like most of Drucker’s advice, his statement sounds deceptively simple. The truth is...
What Are You Going to Do About It?
Published: 2009-01-19
Years ago, Drucker was giving one of his all-day seminars. I think it was called, "A Day with Drucker." During the Q&A period a clearly distressed individual launched into a long monologue about the challenges he faced in his company. They appea...
The Peter Principle vs. Rising Above Failure Ever wonder where "The Peter Principle" came from? Peter Drucker made it very clear that the Peter Principle did not come from him. The Peter Principle came from a best-selling book of the...
What to Do About the Economic Crisis
Published: 2008-10-08
Peter Drucker didn’t predict economic or financial crises or say what to do about them, at least after 1929. The last economic situation he attempted to analyze and predict was that year. A few weeks later the bottom fell out resulting in...
Dr. Bill Cohen was Peter Drucker’s first executive Ph.D. graduate at what is now the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. This began a relationship that lasted almost three d...

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