There was something different about Peter Drucker. You saw it in his books. They were about difficult subjects, but they were very easy to read. And the ideas were about things TO DO. Not just about opinions. Peter had a great gift for taking about how to do things better and how to write about it.
One of the foundations for his writing was his belief in the value of people. Again and again, he emphasized the responsibility of management to help people become more productive — not just to organize and control them. But to stimulate and engage people. Drucker’s message about the value of people was taken up by Tom Peters, among others. And it resonates in a lot of business writing that is people oriented - like that of Dan Pink.
But Peter didn’t just say that people can be made more effective. Peter talked about how to do it. And one of his books, called “The Effective Executive” is about how this should be managed. He wrote it back in 1966 and I will be dissecting the book for a select group of colleagues.
It will be a fun adventure!