Peter Ducker The Effective Executive Analysis

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I. Introduction

Drucker, P. F. (1967). The effective executive (1st ed.). New York: HarperBusiness Essentials.

“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.” - Peter F. Drucker

The Effective Executive is one of the most important books in management by Peter Drucker. It is considered to be a classic. Since its first publication, it gained fame and appreciation, and was translated into many languages. This book has been taught in universities and organizations to students and managers eager to acquire knowledge and understanding of basic management and more specifically learning how to
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He was submerged in knowledge since childhood, especially in the field of economy. He became a thinker, a writer and a professor. He had always given importance to education and to the human factor. He was visionary, with unique thoughts in management practices.
Drucker is recognized to be the father of Business Management or the Modern Management, with a legacy of about thirty-nine books and various publications. Other well-known books of his that were written in the 50s and 60s include The Practice of Management, The Effective Executive and Managing for Results.
Drucker is famous for his straight forward philosophies and definitions, in addition to his continuous pursue for knowledge. Many of his quotes and concepts are still accurate and applicable in today’s business world. His contributions are recognized by his fellows in the domain.
The Effective Executive was first written in 1966. Drucker put his knowledge and expertise as a consultant into it, clarifying some misconceptions surrounding effectiveness and its importance and, most importantly, giving formulas on how to attain it. The thesis of this book is that the principal job of the executive is to be effective and that the effectiveness can be learned.
II. Analysis and Evaluation of the
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It seems like every sentence in this book is important and meaningful. The author does not try at any point to show his knowledge, instead, it sometimes feels like he is lecturing. All in all, the book is genuine, simple to read, concise and precise. The author’s writing seems light and effortless, as if there is no barrier between the author and the reader. This book definitely shows the intellect of Drucker.
III. Discussion and Conclusion

The Effective Executive is the first book I have read of Peter F. Drucker. The book left me impressed by the author’s knowledge, intellect, capacity of simplifying difficult subjects and ability to express his ideas in convincing ways.
This book deserves to be a classic. Drucker’s methods of approaching concepts are admirable, especially his theories concerning time and human relations. The contrast between the first chapter and the conclusion of this book is very thoughtful; the author starts his book with “Effectiveness Can Be Learned” and finishes it with “Effectiveness Must Be Learned”.
To conclude, the book seems modern except for some examples that are obsolete (especially the ones related to computers). But no one knows the future, not even Drucker. In this matter the author says “The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.” Peter

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