Drucker's View
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Contributor: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Posted: 04/14/2014
Can You Duplicate Drucker’s Success?
Drucker was a genius. I’m told that a real genius in a specific discipline only comes around about once every hundred years or so. For some time, I accepted the supposed wait for the next management genius uncritically and resigned myself that I would never see another management genius like Drucker in my lifetime. However, I’ve done some investigating on this subject, and now I’m less sure. Full Content »
Contributor: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Posted: 03/19/2014
What Chinese Marketers Want to Know about Drucker
Dr. William Cohen's book Drucker on Marketing is currently being published in Beijing, and his Chinese publisher surveyed a number of Chinese businessmen to provide questions for him. See what’s on the mind of Chinese executives about Drucker. Full Content »
Contributor: Corporate Learning Network Editorial Staff
Posted: 03/11/2014
Learning to Learn: Preparing People for Lifelong Performance & Results
Many believe the answer to improving our school system resides in finding and hiring the best teachers. Others believe the focus of our school system must be on learning rather than teaching. Unfortunately, it's a false hope to get "better teachers" in quantity. Superior teachers will always be in short supply. What we need is the proper usage of learning technologies to elevate the performance of all teachers. Full Content »
Contributor: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Posted: 01/07/2014
How to Get It Done: Four Drucker-Like Action Steps
Drucker conducted his consulting mainly by asking questions. Many of his clients found this a bit disconcerting at first, though most found it extremely useful once they got used to it. Full Content »
Contributor: Corporate Learning Network Editorial Staff
Posted: 01/03/2014
What Really Ails Obamacare: Marketing Versus Selling
The roll out of Obamacare has dominated headlines for the past six months. Discussions thus far have focused largely on the symptoms (the website, political mudslinging, the changed regulations), rather than the root causes of what really ails the rollout of Obamacare: a simple management principle, the difference between marketing versus selling. Full Content »
Contributor: Corporate Learning Network Editorial Staff
Posted: 01/02/2014
Things to Learn About Revitalizing Yourself: Seven Personal Stories from Peter Drucker
In times like these we tend to turn to the great leadership sages for inspiration, and to revitalize our spirit and belief in the power of true authentic leadership. The following essay details seven experiences that provided Peter Drucker with direction, method and purpose with respect to remaining capable of achieving continuous growth, purposeful change – and graceful aging without becoming a prisoner of the past. Full Content »
Contributor: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Posted: 12/12/2013
How Drucker Became Drucker
Many know that Peter Drucker was the most famous management thinker in the last hundred years, perhaps of all time. However, few are aware of the fact that Drucker not only believed in and taught self-development, but that he practiced the methods he developed himself. Full Content »
Contributor: Jeff Cattel
Posted: 11/20/2013
Jeff Cattel
When Peter Drucker began distilling his management principles more than half a century ago, he focused on a "what to do," not a "how to do it" perspective. Dr. Bill Cohen, a student and friend of Drucker, has published a book, The Practical Drucker, which is broken into 40 bite-size chapters that explain the how-to-do-it steps businesses can take when implementing Druckerian principles. Full Content »
Contributor: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Posted: 11/06/2013
Lessons from Peter Drucker: The Power and Purpose of Objectives
Drucker is famous for declaring the foundation and central importance of thinking through "what our business is and what it should be." Less famous is what Drucker declared must be done after the basic definition of the business and its purpose and mission, that is the big goals of the organization, have been decided. Full Content »
Posted: 10/22/2013
Managing in turbulent times: Four Drucker strategies for weathering the economic storm
Managing in turbulent times is going to become an important skill for most executives. Slow and low economic growth is now a near-certainty. Couple this with mounting government deficits financed by increased taxes and overworked government printing presses and we have very clear clues to the near-term future. Full Content »
Contributor: Corporate Learning Network OpEd
Posted: 10/22/2013
Needed: Strategic Leadership Training to Cope with Continuing Low Economic Growth
The U.S and the EU are facing the prospect of low and slow economic growth for the balance of this decade. Most economists believe this will be characterized by mounting deficits, rising unemployment, more sovereign credit downgrades, increased interest payments, galloping inflation, misguided economic policies and a host of other economic ills. Full Content »
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