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William
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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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About thirty years ago I initiated a study called the Combat Leadership Study. This grew out of my search to find the most challenging leadership situation and those leaders who were successful in that situation as well as in management functions in business and other organizations....Full Article »
Drucker wrote about what could be done under difficult or impossible conditions and that included just about everything....Full Article »
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Drucker was both the Father of Modern Management and a high-priced consultant to major corporations billing as much as $10,000 an engagement for a few hours work....Full Article »
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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....Full Article »
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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 »
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While the fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes had the amazing ability to deduce facts only from what he saw, his assistant, Dr John Watson, complained of his own inability to see the same facts. Sherlock responded: "On the contrary, Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see." In other words, it was not only...Full Article »
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We negotiate everything. Our negotiations include starting salaries, raises, terms of employment, automobiles, homes, contracts of all types ... the list is unending. Better manage your negotiations....Full Article »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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