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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 33

Mission

Introduction

Peter Drucker, after reluctantly agreeing to lend his name to the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, took on the task of writing both a preamble and a mission statement for the foundation. These guided its activities from its inception in 1990 until it was reorganized as the Leader to Leader Institute and then reorganized again on January 1, 2012, as the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. The preamble is the only one I have seen for a social sector organization and no doubt reflects Drucker’s respect for constitutionalism and federalism.62 I believe this exercise and the follow-up work he did with his friend David A. Jones, cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Humana Inc., are important for ...

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