The Essential Drucker

Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060935740
Release Date: 2003-07-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Twenty-six selections from six decades of consulting and advising companies and individuals introduce readers to the seminal ideas of one of the nation's renowned management gurus. Reprint.

Leadership Principles for Project Success

Author: Thomas Juli
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439834628
Release Date: 2010-08-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is about project success and the secret to achieving this success, effective project leadership. Filled with samples, templates, and guidelines, it covers the five principles of effective project leadership: building vision, nurturing collaboration, promoting performance, cultivating learning, and ensuring results. Using nontechnical language, this practical guide explains how to integrate these principles into daily work to help you effectively set up, manage, and align your projects for success. Praise for: ... a great leadership book with five sound leadership principles. ... any project manager or leader would benefit from this book. ... filled with common sense suggestions on how to start new projects using the five principles and what to do to bring troubled projects back into alignment. —Patrick S. Durkin, Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in PM World Today, December 2010, Vol. XII, Issue XII I love this book. ... fun and interesting to read ...on my short list of recommended readings and references for an effective leader’s toolbox. —Neal Whitten, PMP, Best Selling Project Management Author ... a great resource for not only projects, but for success in life in general. —Lee Cockerell, Former Executive V.P., Walt Disney World Resort ... an essential step-by-step reference for the professional project manager. —Robert Urwiler, CIO, Vail Resorts Inc. Thomas Juli has drawn on his substantial experience in project management to show the way to success. —Murray Weidenbaum, Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan ... contains many helpful suggestions for creating ‘Wow Projects’: i.e. projects that surprise and delight their clients. —Stephen Denning, Author of The Leader's Guide to Radical Management and The Secret Language of Leadership ... provides an excellent range of tools and advice to elevate your project role from manager to leader. —Peter Taylor, Accomplished Leader, Professional Speaker, and Author of The Lazy Project Manager ... provides the reader with solid leadership concepts that are supported with a clear understanding of how to apply them specifically in the project environment. —Michael O'Brochta, PMP, President, Zozer, Inc., Former Senior Project Manager at the CIA, Thought Leader, Author, Lecturer, and Trainer ... practical examples and templates enhance the quality of this exceptional book. —Ginger Levin, Ph.D., PMP, PgMP, Project Management Consultant, and Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

Author: Jack Covert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101992388
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Thousands of business books are published every year— Here are the best of the best After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten are among the most respected experts on the category. Now they have chosen and reviewed the one hundred best business titles of all time—the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers. The 100 Best Business Books of All Time puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising—you’ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball, but not Jack Welch’s memoir. At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights. This guide will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.

Managing for Results

Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483105789
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing for Results: Economic Tasks and Risk-taking Decisions is a guidebook for those in management position. The book is comprised of 14 chapters that are organized into three parts. The first part talks about understanding the business; this part covers business realities, revenues, resources, and prospects. Part II discusses the opportunities and needs in economic dimensions of a business. Part III covers the key decision, business strategies, and building up economic performance. The book will be useful to managers, entrepreneurs, and individuals who are exposed to a decision-making situation that has an economic implication.

The Secrets for Motivating Educating and Lifting the Spirit of African American Males

Author: Ernest H. Johnson, Ph.D.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462046430
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Social Science

Unlike the media would have you believe, most black males find great value in education. They want to believe that they have a special gift and that they can make a difference in the world. The problem is that they have ill feelings about how society has deprived them of the most qualified teachers and the best ways to be engaged in their own education. As a consequence of repeatedly being marginalized, criticized, and put down by society and teachers, they do not feel motivated to attend school or to produce outstanding academic work. The Secrets for Motivating, Educating, and Lifting the Spirit of African American Males contains essays that center on how to help educators and parents to equip young black males with the drive necessary to craft fulfilling lives for themselves so they don’t slip through the cracks in the educational system. “Historically, we are still dealing with what happens to the image of Black people in the minds of white people. A book like this helps to make certain that the information teachers provide to all students—regardless of their race—will help them understand that the history of this country has made generation after generation of black students see themselves as academically and socially inferior to white people. Most importantly, it’s the teachers—not just black teachers, but all teachers— who have to understand the power they have to change the mindset of society. Changing how society thinks about Black people, particularly Black males, is a task teachers can truly accomplish because they have the power to create lesson plans that challenge how students think about each other. For such lessons are important for changing the attitudes and beliefs of the entire community in which we live.” – REVEREND C.T. VIVIAN, A Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, Author, Educator, and a Close Friend of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “This book provides a fresh perspective for understanding the problems associated with the education of Black males. As a minister, I have not encountered a project that gathers the collective wisdom of a group of over 20 Black male educators who are dedicated to helping the world save young Black males. When all their ideas come together, they are bound to create a storm of new thinking about how all of us can work together. As a spiritual leader, my role is to help young Black males understand that the same God that was in Dr. King is the same God that is in them. This is a difficult lesson for some Black males who have been brainwashed to see themselves as having no say about the outcome of their lives. This book will help us, including those in the ministry, to reevaluate the thinking patterns of our boys so that we can better prepare them for the critical thinking that is required for life in the 21st century.” – REVEREND ROBERT KILGORE, Assistant Pastor at Hillside International Truth Center, Atlanta, GA

Leadership Lessons for Health Care Providers

Author: Frank James Lexa
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128019115
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Genre: Medical

The rapid changes in health care including novel technologies as well as the changing economic, political, and social landscapes are all forcing physicians as well as most types of health care practitioners to re-think their role in leadership. This is particularly true in the US in recent years, but the same issues are widely prevalent affecting health care workers around the globe. Developing capable medical leaders who can navigate these challenges will be essential. Physicians and other health care practitioners usually receive little or no leadership training in the course of their education. At the next steps in their training: internship, residency and fellowship, gaining clinical acumen takes precedence over developing other skills that are at the core of leadership training. Leadership Lessons for Health Care Providers will allow all types of health professionals to gain a better understanding of what leadership is, how to develop their skills while still early in their careers, how to understand and handle common leadership conundrums and chart a path towards increasing their leadership capabilities as they reach mid-career and beyond. This book will provide a great start for those who are interested in learning more about leadership and includes recommendations for next steps at all stages in leadership work. Discusses and offers practical advice on a number of leadership development topics including levels of leadership, different styles and techniques, dealing with conflict, making hard decisions, and setting priorities Includes valuable insight from leaders and specialists in the health care field Directs readers to additional leadership resources as next steps

The Art of Coaching

Author: Elena Aguilar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118421024
Release Date: 2013-02-22
Genre: Education

Hands-on resources for new and seasoned school coaches This practical resource offers the foundational skills and tools needed by new coaching educators, as well as presenting an overview of the knowledge and theory base behind the practice. Established coaches will find numerous ways to deepen and refine their coaching practice. Principals and others who incorporate coaching strategies into their work will also find a wealth of resources. Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching which could be implemented as professional development in schools or districts anywhere. Although she addresses the needs of adult learners, her model maintains a student-centered focus, with a specific lens on addressing equity issues in schools. Offers a practical resource for school coaches, principals, district leaders, and other administrators Presents a transformational coaching model which addresses systems change Pays explicit attention to surfacing and interrupting inequities in schools The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation offers a compendium of school coaching ideas, the book's explicit, user-friendly structure enhances the ability to access the information.

Generating Wealth in the Mental Health Profession

Author: M a Lpc Ncc David P Diana
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595531479
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"Generating Wealth in the Mental Health Profession" is a unique book offering mental health practitioners an in depth look at proven sales and marketing principles that lead to success in their industry. The information, strategies and tools contained in this book are the result of years of research and experience in the profession. Within its pages you will find the following opportunities to: Explore upcoming trends in the field in order to identify new business and service opportunities. Learn the principles of customer based selling to create a thriving practice. Understand and effectively utilize the psychodynamics of power, influence and persuasion to grow your practice by leaps and bounds. Learn little know strategies for building credibility and gaining expertise in your field of influence. Understand essential and important factors for creating powerful presentations. Learn how to identify true prospects that will lead to long-term success. Recognize important sales principles within larger organizational systems in order to move up the ranks. Uncover the career opportunities you desire through the development of a state of the art and best in class job search program.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317601357
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Business & Economics

How can management be developed to create the greatest wealth for society as a whole? This is the question Peter Drucker sets out to answer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A brilliant, mould-breaking attack on management orthodoxy it is one of Drucker’s most important books, offering an excellent overview of some of his main ideas. He argues that what defines an entrepreneur is their attitude to change: ‘the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity’. To exploit change, according to Drucker, is to innovate. Stressing the importance of low-tech entrepreneurship, the challenge of balancing technological possibilities with limited resources, and the organisation as a learning organism, he concludes with a vision of an entrepreneurial society where individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own learning and careers. With a new foreword by Joseph Maciariello

Politics Ethics and Change

Author: George R. Goethals
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781785368936
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Genre: Business & Economics

The impact of James MacGregor Burns’ writings on our understanding of moral and lasting change is explored through essays focussing on transforming leadership in contexts such as the founding of the American nation and presidential leadership throughout US history. Burns’s most influential concepts are explained, critiqued and expanded and then applied in political, business and institutional domains. The volume demonstrates how Burns’s analyses illuminate the nature of social change and transformation, the subtleties of the relationship between leaders and followers, and how together both can realize enduring human values using power resources that arouse and satisfy deep human motives.

Becoming a Can Do Leader

Author: Frank Satterthwaite
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
ISBN: 9781607281177
Release Date: 2016-11-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Manage without giving up the work you love and discover the leader within. Conventional management thinking says that to manage effectively you must delegate. It implies that managers fall into a dangerous trap when they continue to perform tasks they love from a previous role. And it says that to not “let go” is to give in to a controlling tendency that robs staff of development opportunities. But not everyone agrees. Today’s increasingly knowledge-driven, cost-competitive work world is changing the way management gets done. More and more, people in management roles are becoming can-do leaders who must continue to practice their specialty while managing and developing the skills of others. But this group has had few guidelines to follow—until now. In Becoming a Can-Do Leader, executive coaches Frank Satterthwaite and Jamie Millard say it’s time that management thinking catches up with reality. Their extensive experience training and coaching player-managers at all levels has shown that successful managers both delegate and do. Whether you’re trying to survive your first promotion or coaching executives who yearn to keep up with their field, essential guidelines for can-do leadership are inside this book. You’ll find workplace examples that ring true, as well as unique strategies and tools that both help you identify your values and provide insight into your natural leadership style. Don’t let your knowledge and skills decline by stepping completely out of the professional picture. It’s time to get productively and selectively involved in the work, enabling you to manage more effectively and keep up with important advances in your field—all while developing and leading your team to success. Discover how to work strategically with staff while continuing to grow expertise in your profession. That’s can-do leadership.

Fundamentals of School Marketing

Author: Johanna M. Lockhart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475829976
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Fundamentals of School Marketing begins with a clear presentation of the benefits of school marketing and defines exactly what school marketing is and what it is not. The book then provides a step-by-step guide to planning and initiating a successful school marketing program. Considerable attention is given to a comprehensive description of the essential elements of persuasive communications and how to use them effectively. The power of information is addressed with guidelines and examples for gathering and using information to enhance the school’s marketing efforts. Finally, three “real-life” school marketing success stories provide illustration, motivation, and inspiration. Throughout the book, information is presented in concise, topic-related sections for easy reference with examples and illustrations to facilitate program implementation. The author relied heavily on personal marketing, communication, and public relations experience in both the private sector and public education.

Peter Drucker s Five Most Important Questions

Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118979594
Release Date: 2015-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Enduring Management Wisdom for Today′s Leaders From Peter F. Drucker. Peter Drucker′s Five Most Important Questions provides insightful guidance and stirring inspiration for today′s leaders and entrepreneurs. By applying Drucker′s leadership framework in the present context of today′s leaders and those who lead with them, this book is an essential resource for people leading, managing and working in all three sectors public, private and social. Readers will gain new perspectives and develop a solid foundation upon which to build a successful and bright future. They will learn how to focus on why they are doing what they′re doing, how to do it better, and how to develop a realistic, motivational plan for achieving their goals. This brief, clear, and accessible guide peppered with commentary from distinguished management gurus, contemporary entrepreneurs and dynamic millennial leaders will challenge readers and stimulate spirited discussion and action within any organization, inspiring positive change and new levels of excellence. In addition to contributions from Jim Collins, Marshall Goldsmith, and Judith Rodin, the book features new insights from some of today′s most influential leaders in business (GE and Salesforce.com), academia (Harvard Business School and Northwestern University), social enterprise (Levo League, Pencils of Promise and Why Millennials Matter) and the military (United States Military Academy), who have been directly influenced by Drucker′s theory of management.

The Financial Times Guide to Leadership

Author: Marianne Abib Pech
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 9780273779155
Release Date: 2013-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The Financial Times Guide to Leadership is a one-stop shop for professionals at every stage of their leadership journey. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to upgrade your current skills, this practical guide takes you through the core building tools of self-awareness, influence and execution. With thought-provoking exercises and action points throughout, plus handy chapter summaries for when you need to access information, this book is your roadmap to becoming a better leader. This definitive guide to leadership includes: What good leadership looks like How to build your own leadership style Techniques to lead and influence others How to build and execute your vision Everything you need to know to become an authentic and dynamic leader. "My shelves groan under stacks of leadership books. But just a very few stand out as solid gold. The Financial Times Guide to Leadership merits inclusion in that select company. There is simply no excuse for not applying its very practical steps. I'd urge you to start or continue your journey here!" Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence "Finally, a first-class leadership book that focuses on the 'how' and 'what' as well as the 'why' and 'when'. Full of practical steps to take you to the next level." Doug Richard, entrepreneur and founder of School for Startups "Leadership is at the intersection of competence, charisma and the ability to think big for yourself and for others. The Financial Times Guide to Leadership gives you the tools you need to navigate this junction with success." Mercedes Erra, Executive President of Havas Worldwide

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045408
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

With Peter Drucker's five essential questions and the help of five of today's thought leaders, this little book will challenge readers to take a close look at the very heart of their organizations and what drives them. A tool for self-assessment and transformation, answering these five questions will fundamentally change the way you work, helping you lead your organization to an exceptional level of performance. Peter Drucker's five questions are: What is our Mission? with Jim Collins Who is our Customer? with Phil Kotler What does the Customer Value? with Jim Kouzes What are our Results? with Judith Rodin What is our Plan? with V. Kasturi Rangan These essential questions, grounded in Peter Drucker's theories of management, will take readers on a exploration of organizational and personal self-discovery, giving them a means to assess how to be--how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values and courage. The questions lead to action. By asking these questions, readers can focus on why they are doing what they are doing in their work, and how to do it better. Designed for today's busy professionals, this brief, clear and accessible book will challenge readers to ask these provocative questions and it will stimulate spirited discussions and action within any organization, inspiring positive change and new levels of excellence, helping all to envision the future of theirs' or any organization.