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A Year with Peter Drucker - 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness by Joseph A. Maciariello

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Week 1

Developing Leaders, Not Functionaries

Effective Leaders Get the Right Things Done and You Can Trust Them

Introduction

Peter Drucker had great hopes for business executives in the United States. These hopes gradually faded, as he saw one scandal after another and as he found leaders to be self-serving. Drucker hoped that the large industrial organization would provide a place where employees could find community, citizenship, meaning, and purpose for their lives.

Drucker wished the business organization would create a functional relationship between individuals and the ideals we hold as a nation, such as equality of opportunity, personal freedom, and personal responsibility. This would help establish a working philosophy of life for ...

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