Peter Drucker: Shaping the Managerial Mind--How the World's Foremost Management Thinker Crafted the Essentials of Business Success / Edition 1

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Overview

"Flaherty has accomplished the impossible: making a systematic thinker out of me. I am particularly impressed by his skill in balancing chronology and themes, and that over a sixty-year-span. I have learned a great deal about my work from this book."
— Peter F. Drucker

"Peter F. Drucker is the organizational thought leader of the twentieth century. For the sake of our economy, our community, and our society, every citizen needs to be familiar with his work. John Flaherty's book is both an intellectual adventure and a practical guide to Peter Drucker's thinking. Peter Drucker: Shaping the Managerial Mind should be in the book bag of everyone hoping to lead change or build an effective organization."
— Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the board, the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management

"At last! This much-needed comprehensive review of Drucker's thought will prove invaluable for those seeking a course in Drucker 101."
—Sally Helgesen, author of The Web of Inclusion: Building a New Architecture for Great Organizations

"There is no doubt that Peter Drucker is our most significant contributor to the concept of modern management. There is also no doubt that John Flaherty has produced our most significant analysis of Drucker's contributions to date. The scope of this effort is extraordinary."
— Leonard A. Schlesinger, senior vice president for development and professor of sociology and public policy, Brown University

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Editorial Reviews

Frances Hesselbein
Peter F. Drucker is the organizational thought leader of the twentieth century. For the sake of our economy, our community, and our society, every citizen needs to be familiar with his work. John Flaherty's book is both an intellectual adventure and a practical guide to Peter Drucker's thinking. Peter Drucker: Shaping the Managerial Mind should be in the book bag of everyone hoping to lead change or build an effective organization.
Sally Helgesen
At last! This much-needed comprehensive review of Drucker's thought will prove invaluable for those seeking a course in Drucker 101.
Peter F. Drucker
Flaherty has accomplished the impossible: making a systematic thinker out of me. I am particularly impressed by his skill in balancing chronology and themes, and that over a sixty-year time span. I have learned a great deal about my work from this book.
Leonard A. Schlesinger
There is no doubt that Peter Drucker is our most significant contributor to the concept of modern management. There is also no doubt that John Flaherty has produced our most significant analysis of Drucker's contributions to date. The scope of this effort is extraordinary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787960667
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/2/2002
  • Series: Jossey Bass Title Ser.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Flaherty is professor emeritus of management at Pace University in New York City, where he was formerly dean of the Graduate School of Business and chairman of the Social Science Department. He first encountered Peter Drucker while auditing one of Drucker's management courses at New York University in the mid 1950s. Over the years, Flaherty has followed and kept notes on the material from Drucker's lectures, books, articles, conversations, and correspondence-many of which have found their way into Peter Drucker: Shaping the Managerial Mind.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Introduction 1
2 Formative Years 5
Part 1 Discovering Modern Management
3 The End of Economic Man 19
4 The Future of Industrial Man 30
5 Concept of the Corporation 52
6 Establishing the Fundamentals 72
Part 2 On Strategy and Entrepreneurship
7 Managing Change 99
8 The Entrepreneurial Process 118
9 Investing in Change 138
10 Strategies for the Transitional Business 159
11 Tactics and Transformation 189
Part 3 On Executive Effectiveness
12 Managing in the Knowledge Society 227
13 Approaches to Effectiveness 248
14 Leadership and the Job of the Executive 271
15 Contribution, Commitment, and Concentration 292
16 Time, Strengths, and Communication 321
17 The Decision-Making Process 347
Conclusion 373
Notes 385
Published Work of Peter Drucker 407
Bibliography 415
The Author 421
Index 423
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    Fascinating Account

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book due to its in-depth treatment of Prof. Drucker's past. No other book has done this to this fine degree. The author has known Drucker for 40 years, so there is much insight built into the book.

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