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My Favourites From Drucker 2


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Sharing some of my favourite learnings from the immortal Peter Drucker

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My Favourites From Drucker 2

  2. 2. Qualities of a Leader <ul><li>Leadership is not magnetic personality </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is not making friends and influencing people </li></ul><ul><li>It is the lifting of a man’s vision to higher sights ,the raising of a man’s performance to a higher standard ,the building of a man’s personality beyond its normal limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Set strict principles of conduct and high standards of performance ,and respect people and their work </li></ul>
  3. 3. Crisis and Leadership <ul><li>The most important task of an organization’s leader is to anticipate crisis . Perhaps not to avert , but to anticipate it . To wait until crisis hits is abdication . You cannot prevent a major catastrophe ,but you can build an organization that is battle-ready ,that has high morale ,that knows how to behave ,that trusts itself and where people trust one another . </li></ul><ul><li>In military training , the first rule is to instill soldiers with trust in their officers ,because without trust they won’t fight . </li></ul><ul><li>Confront the major problems facing your organization .Communicate their essence frankly and fully . Gather support for taking the steps necessary to solve them </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of a Business <ul><li>There is only one valid definition of business purpose : to create a customer </li></ul><ul><li>The customer is the foundation of a business and keeps it in existence .He alone gives employment . </li></ul><ul><li>Any business enterprise has two –and only two basic functions – marketing and innovation . These are the entrepreneurial functions . </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing is the distinguishing ,the unique function of business </li></ul>
  5. 5. Organizations and Individuals <ul><li>The more the organization grows in seriousness and integrity ,objectivity and competence ,the more scope there is for the individual to grow and develop as a person . </li></ul><ul><li>KEEP LEARNING . TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF YOUR COMPANY’S EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS </li></ul>
  6. 6. Base Leadership on Strength <ul><li>The effective executive knows that it is easier to raise the performance of one leader than it is to raise the performance of a whole mass . It is therefore important that into the leadership position ,into the standard setting ,the performance-making position ,the person has the strength to do the outstanding, the pace-setting job </li></ul><ul><li>TO RAISE THE PERFORMANCE OF A BUSINESS UNIT PUT A STRONG LEADER AT THE HELM </li></ul>
  7. 7. Peter F . Drucker <ul><li>A top management thinker ,he is the author of more than 35 books , and his ideas have had an enormous impact in shaping the modern corporation . </li></ul><ul><li>He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 . </li></ul><ul><li>He was a writer , teacher ,philosopher , reporter and consultant , as well as professor at the Peter F.Drucker and Masatoshi Graduate School of Management ,Claremont Graduate University </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>The Effective Executive </li></ul><ul><li>The Practice of Management </li></ul><ul><li>Management Challenges for the 21 st century </li></ul><ul><li>The Daily Drucker </li></ul><ul><li>Drucker on Asia </li></ul><ul><li>The New Realities </li></ul><ul><li>The Ecological Vision </li></ul><ul><li>The End of Economic Man </li></ul><ul><li>The Age of Discontinuity </li></ul><ul><li>Managing in Turbulent Times </li></ul>
  9. 9. FEEDBACK <ul><li>Do let me know your learnings , experiences ,application of the concepts and your thoughts on the presentations and in case you need any support/help for development .The journey is long and in my attempt to strive for perfection,(which continues to elude me) ,I myself try to apply the concepts and learnings </li></ul><ul><li>You may leave your comments on the web , or feel free to connect by mail to me at </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>I would be indeed inspired if the concepts help you to become a better manager/leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Also please visit me at for related interesting reading and interactions. </li></ul><ul><li>SUBHASHIS DAS GUPTA </li></ul>