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Unless many internal training organizations really start to reinvent themselves, they face downsizing for the sake of downsizing––that is, slashing and cutting for the sake of the numbers rather than to enable their organization to w...
How Peter Drucker Changed My Life
Published: 2011-04-10
"People, I realized, were what I valued and I saw no point in being the richest man in the cemetery," wrote the late Peter Drucker to explain why he quit a successful stint as an investment banker in Depression-era London and began what would be...
De-Motivation Index- Take the Test!
Published: 2011-03-02
What kind of environment does your workplace foster? Take the De-Motivation Index test - based on Dr. Peter Drucker's theories on
Ideation vs. Innovation
Published: 2011-02-09
Both Peter F. Drucker and Harvard's Ted Levitt noted that creativity is only one part of successful innovation. They provided a treasure trove of practical insights into the notions of creativity, ideation and innovation. It's oft...
Peter F. Drucker rendered explicit the interrelationship between and among three distinct concepts—namely, abandonment, concentration and Pareto's Law (a.k.a. the 80/20 Principle). Abandonment and concentration, D...
If Karl Marx were alive today, he’d probably be uttering four words: "I told you so." He’d maintain that greed destroyed the capital market, easing the way for the triumph of socialism. Peter Drucker, the father of mod...
Drucker and Heroic Leadership
Published: 2011-01-03
In 1978, James MacGregor Burns published his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Leadership. In it he classified leadership into the categories of transactio...
Editor's note: The purpose of this article is to increase the level of general awareness as to what is required to train employees for performance and results. We tilt the article toward Six Sigma training. But the general pr...
Special Note: This is a long article. But it's worth reading. We ask you to stay with it. Why? Because we are using this article as a foundation for subseq...
Editor's note: Originally published nearly one year ago, this article is even more relevant today. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton re...
Economists...anti-tax tea protesters nationwide...CEOs from major organizations...and management experts have hoisted the warning signals. And the Obama administration had better read them carefully. Because the spe...
Performance measurement and control systems. It's a hot topic these days—in the business press, in books, in the world of management. Whether you are managing a call center or internal HR operation...or spearheading a Six Si...
Editor's note: Countless books, business press articles, conferences and the like have been devoted to the topic of change management. Much coverage of this extremely important topic tends to ignore the incredible insi...
A fruit tree grows stronger and fuller when it is pruned periodically. In a long-out-of-print book entitled The Folklore of Management, Clarence B. Randall, a retired president of Inland Steel, expre...
Editor's note: Most people who manage prefer to dive right in to our Drucker Perspective articles. This editor's note or preface is rather long, and may appear not to get quickly to the point. ...
Almost every organization wants to produce meaningful innovation. It is an area to which the most attention is being given today. Innovation is just one component in what is being called "change management." Organized abandonme...
Editor's note: Peter F. Drucker had a special genius for asking the right questions. Indeed, one of his most notable principles was: "You will attain the greatest results in business (or any other insti...
Editor's note: It's important to master the pilot mentality. President Obama is attempting to "sell" health care reform rather than "market it" to the American public. Trying to go system wide immediately is a recipe for disast...
During his campaign, President Obama repeatedly promised to streamline the federal government, reduce waste and make government more effective. Yet it seems that everything this administration does violates basic management princi...
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Brace yourself for a tough economy. Many years of uninterrupted business growth has made many organizations grow slack and become easygoing and downright neglectful of fundamental business principles. There's been lots of talk abo...
Special note: We are responding to reader requests concerning the development of a solid foundation for understanding, in very practical terms, statistical...
Today's human resources department must attract and retain a talented workforce. Filling the talent gap requires organizations to craft and deliver a career product, that is, a value proposition that is attractive to today's career professional....
Peter F. Drucker, in Adventures of a Bystander, tells us how the legendary chairman of General Motors, Alfred D. Sloan, had the uncanny ability to ask the right questions: "Decisions on people usually provoked heated deb...

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