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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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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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Many 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...Full Article »
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Why should anyone write another book on consulting? More importantly, why would anyone want to read one?...Full Article »
No, this is not a self-help piece on how to manage consulting services for your organization effectively or anything like that. I’m not going to encourage you to follow the methods of just any consultant either, but a consultant in the manner of Peter Drucker, the Father of Modern Management and how he consulted with organizational heads to help...Full Article »
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I don’t believe one can consider Drucker’s unique steps toward becoming and then performing as a management consultant without learning a great deal which anyone can use to help in building one’s own successful management careers or even in other aspects of life. Here are some lessons I think that are particularly worthwhile pondering. Lesson...Full Article »
Peter Drucker is known as the “Father of Modern Management. He considered himself a “social ecologist.” Still I don’t think there is a question in anyone’s mind that Drucker built a highly unusual, but well known and top rated consulting practice....Full Article »
Rowland Hussey Macy studied business, graduated from school, and being thoroughly prepared, he opened a retail store. It failed. He started another. It failed too. This happened four times, and he failed at each attempt. However, Macy’s fifth attempt did succeed even though on the first day it brought in only $11.08 in sales. Still, Macy died a...Full Article »
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