A Class With Drucker: Part I

Taylor Korsak

HRIQ Today speaks with Bill Cohen, Peter Drucker’s first graduate of the executive PhD program at The Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont California and the current Vice President of the Peter Drucker Academies of China and Hong Kong.

In this two part series, Cohen offers insight into Drucker’s personality, offering stories, often humorous but always inspiring, of his experiences with Drucker as a graduate student and the timeless lessons Drucker shared with him.

Drucker is as relevant as ever according to Bill Cohen who shares some key takeaways from the Father of Modern Management himself:

  • What everyone knows is frequently wrong
  • We are all accountable
  • Come with ignorance; ask questions to reveal solutions
  • There are no limitations
  • Drucker taught us what to do, the how is always adaptable