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A Year with Peter Drucker - 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness

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Peter Drucker was the original big thinker. His ideas on management, innovation, leadership, effectiveness, and adapting to change formed the foundations of modern business wisdom. Drucker was also a mentor to many notable leaders in business, government, and nonprofits, a role he valued tremendously. In A Year with Peter Drucker, you will get to experience his mentorship process firsthand as his longtime collaborator Joseph A. Maciariello leads you from week to week, lesson to lesson, using previously unpublished material and selected readings from Drucker's classic works to highlight critical lessons in leadership, personal effectiveness, and mission-driven strategy. It features examples from the individuals and organizations that Drucker helped to guide to success, including his work assisting leaders in creating some of the world's most influential religious organizations.

Joseph A. Maciariello has distilled the essence of Drucker's personal mentorship program into an easy-to-follow 52-week course. Each week contains a lesson, message, or anecdote taken from Drucker's extensive body of published and unpublished work, moving from theme to theme throughout the year. It also includes further readings and reflections on the week's subject, and deep reflection questions—or quick brainstorming prompts—to help readers incorporate the message into their day-to-day work.

The year will cover the themes Drucker felt were most important to leadership development, such as

  • Leaders Must Set Sights on the important and not the urgent. This is a key differentiator of moving from being a functionary to being a leader.
  • Management is a Human Activity. Process must serve people, in and out of the organzation.
  • The Roadmap to Personal Effectiveness depends on a clear mission and on doing the right things, not just getting things done.
  • Management succession, especially to top positions, is a crucial decision and often a big gamble. It's worth your time to get it right.

Maciariello, who worked alongside Drucker as a collaborator on a number of his books, delivers the ultimate Drucker companion—and the next best thing to being mentored by the legend himself.

Table of Contents

  1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
  4. EFFECTIVE LEADERS
  5. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 1</i>: Developing Leaders, Not Functionaries: Effective Leaders : Developing Leaders, Not Functionaries: Effective Leaders <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Get the Right Things Done</i> and and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">You Can Trust Them</i>
  6. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 2</i>: Questions to Ask Before Committing a Portion of Your Life to the Service of an Organization: Questions to Ask Before Committing a Portion of Your Life to the Service of an Organization
  7. MANAGEMENT IS A HUMAN ACTIVITY
  8. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 3</i>: Three Fundamental Questions for a Functioning Society of Organizations: Three Fundamental Questions for a Functioning Society of Organizations
  9. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 4</i>: Education and Management: Keys to Economic Development: Education and Management: Keys to Economic Development
  10. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 5</i>: Management Rooted in the Nature of Reality: Management Rooted in the Nature of Reality
  11. SETTING YOUR SIGHTS ON THE IMPORTANT, NOT THE URGENT
  12. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 6</i>: Make the : Make the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Important</i> Rather Than the Rather Than the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Urgent</i> Your Priority in Life Your Priority in Life
  13. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 7</i>: Manage in Two Time Dimensions: Manage in Two Time Dimensions
  14. THE ROAD MAP TO PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS
  15. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 8</i>: Concentration: Concentration
  16. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 9</i>: Organize Work for Effectiveness: Organize Work for Effectiveness
  17. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 10</i>: Information Literacy for Executive Effectiveness: Information Literacy for Executive Effectiveness
  18. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 11</i>: Principles of Professional Leadership and Management: Principles of Professional Leadership and Management
  19. MANAGEMENT IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS
  20. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 12</i>: Management: &#8220;The Governing Organ of All Institutions of Modern Society&#8221;: Management: “The Governing Organ of All Institutions of Modern Society”
  21. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 13</i>: The First Job in Any Organization Is to Make Top Management Effective: The First Job in Any Organization Is to Make Top Management Effective
  22. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 14</i>: Control by Mission and Strategy, Not by Hierarchy: Control by Mission and Strategy, Not by Hierarchy
  23. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 15</i>: Sustaining the Spirit of an Organization: Sustaining the Spirit of an Organization
  24. NAVIGATING A SOCIETY IN TRANSITION
  25. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 16</i>: Our Problems in the United States Are Social Problems: Our Problems in the United States Are Social Problems
  26. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 17</i>: Rough Period of Transition Ahead for America: Rough Period of Transition Ahead for America
  27. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 18</i>: A Major Period of Transition for Society and Individuals: A Major Period of Transition for Society and Individuals
  28. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 19</i>: Seeing the Future That Has Already Happened: Social and Demographic Changes Emerging in the United States: Seeing the Future That Has Already Happened: Social and Demographic Changes Emerging in the United States
  29. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 20</i>: Seeing the Future That Has Already Happened: Turmoil in Education: Seeing the Future That Has Already Happened: Turmoil in Education
  30. MAINTAINING YOUR ORGANIZATION THROUGH CHANGE
  31. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 21</i>: Continuity and Change: Continuity and Change
  32. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 22</i>: Systematic Abandonment and Innovation: Systematic Abandonment and Innovation
  33. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 23</i>: Using the Mission Statement to Create Unity in the Organization: Using the Mission Statement to Create Unity in the Organization
  34. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 24</i>: A Primer on Market Research of Noncustomers: A Primer on Market Research of Noncustomers
  35. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 25</i>: Phase Changes as Organizations Grow and Change: Phase Changes as Organizations Grow and Change
  36. STRUCTURING YOUR ORGANIZATION
  37. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 26</i>: Centralization, Confederation, and Decentralization: Centralization, Confederation, and Decentralization
  38. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 27</i>: The Networked Organization: A Model for the Twenty-First Century: The Networked Organization: A Model for the Twenty-First Century
  39. MANAGING YOUR MEMBERS
  40. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 28</i>: Managing the Superstar: Managing the Superstar
  41. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 29</i>: A Second Chance for Failures: A Second Chance for Failures
  42. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 30</i>: What Kind of Organizations Does America Need to Strengthen Society?: What Kind of Organizations Does America Need to Strengthen Society?
  43. THE SUCCESSION DECISION
  44. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 31</i>: The Succession Decision: Maintaining the Spirit of the Organization: The Succession Decision: Maintaining the Spirit of the Organization
  45. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 32</i>: Planning for Succession in Organizations: Planning for Succession in Organizations
  46. LESSONS FROM THE SOCIAL SECTOR ON THE POWER OF PURPOSE
  47. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 33</i>: Mission: Mission
  48. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 34</i>: Accommodating Various Constituencies in a Mission: Accommodating Various Constituencies in a Mission
  49. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 35</i>: The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army
  50. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 36</i>: Diffusion of Innovation&#8212;Public Schools: Diffusion of Innovation—Public Schools
  51. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 37</i>: Application of Peter Drucker&#8217;s Methodology of Social Ecology: Application of Peter Drucker’s Methodology of Social Ecology
  52. DEVELOPING ONESELF FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE
  53. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 38</i>: Pursuing Significance After Success: Pursuing Significance After Success
  54. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 39</i>: Work in an Area of Your Unique Contribution: Work in an Area of Your Unique Contribution
  55. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 40</i>: Individuals May Need a Process to Help Them Move from Success to Significance: Individuals May Need a Process to Help Them Move from Success to Significance
  56. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 41</i>: Where Do I Really Belong?: Where Do I Really Belong?
  57. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 42</i>: Halftime Is an Entrepreneurial Enterprise: Halftime Is an Entrepreneurial Enterprise
  58. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 43</i>: A Catalyst to Help People Manage Themselves and Move to the Second Half of Their Lives: A Catalyst to Help People Manage Themselves and Move to the Second Half of Their Lives
  59. CHARACTER AND LEGACY
  60. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 44</i>: Our Society in the United States Has Lost Its Sweetness: Our Society in the United States Has Lost Its Sweetness
  61. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 45</i>: The Power of Purpose: Rick Warren on Peter Drucker: The Power of Purpose: Rick Warren on Peter Drucker
  62. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 46</i>: The Stewardship of : The Stewardship of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Affluence</i> and the Stewardship of and the Stewardship of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Influence</i>
  63. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 47</i>: Making Ourselves Useful to Others and to Ourselves: Making Ourselves Useful to Others and to Ourselves
  64. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 48</i>: What Do Leaders Stand For?: What Do Leaders Stand For?
  65. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 49</i>: You Become a Person by Knowing Your Values: You Become a Person by Knowing Your Values
  66. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 50</i>: What Do You Want to Be Remembered For?: What Do You Want to Be Remembered For?
  67. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 51</i>: &#8220;We Mentor . . . Because We Can Envision What a Person Can Become&#8221;: “We Mentor . . . Because We Can Envision What a Person Can Become”
  68. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">Week 52</i>: Peter Drucker&#8217;s Ten Principles for Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, : Peter Drucker’s Ten Principles for Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops">As Reported by Bob Buford</i>
  69. Lessons Learned
  70. Appendix
  71. Notes
  72. Bibliography
  73. Index
  74. About the Author
  75. Also by Joseph A. Maciariello
  76. Credits
  77. Copyright
  78. About the Publisher