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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 2

Questions to Ask Before Committing a Portion of Your Life to the Service of an Organization

Introduction

Peter Drucker had a very high opinion of what human beings could become if properly led. He also experienced firsthand the destruction bad leaders could inflict on human beings and society. Yet he chose to focus on the positive in his management books. He observed in his first book devoted exclusively to management: “It is typical of the most successful and durable organizations that they induce in their members an intellectual and moral growth beyond a. . . [person’s] original capacities” (Concept of the Corporation, 1946, p. 28). This kind of development requires the right kind of leadership. It is therefore very important for ...

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