Posts Tagged ‘Peter Drucker’

In 100 Words: Old Trends, New Lines

Friday, May 1st, 2020 by AdvisorCatalyst

Some trends move slowly and then, BANG, a significant event radically shifts the arc of the curve. A “new” reality emerges as people quickly adjust their decision and behavior paths in response to the major event. Surprisingly, it is easy to get caught off guard with the accelerated trend shift even when the underlying change was happening for years. We became comfortable with the “old” rate of change and assumed it in our plans. Now we must assume the old change rate is gone. Are you examining existing trends for accelerated shifts to help your organization adjust to the new?

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”
Peter Drucker

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In 100 Words: The Influence of Peter Drucker

Friday, February 1st, 2013 by AdvisorCatalyst

Amidst the plethora of new business writing published each year, it’s easy to lose sight of Peter Drucker’s significant influence.  Jim Collins said in a May 2006 speech that Drucker had a formative influence on every company he and Jerry Porras profiled in Built to Last.  In the introduction to his book, Go Put Your Strengths to Work, Marcus Buckingham notes that many people trace the “strengths movement” back to Drucker, who for years encouraged both individuals and organizations to focus on areas of strength.

Business advisors benefit greatly from a liberal sprinkling of Drucker’s writing in their reading regimen.

“I regard it as a compliment when some people call me the Father of Marketing.  I tell them that if this is the case, then Peter Drucker is the Grandfather of Marketing.”  (Philip Kotler)

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In 100 Words: 3 Ways to Increase Time Efficiency

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 by AdvisorCatalyst

3 Ways to Increase Time Efficiency*:

  1. Log your actual time to the nearest quarter hour.  I guarantee your time efficiency will be lower than what you think it is.
  2. Begin each day by jotting your 3-5 most important priorities for that day on a note card.  Carry that card with you all day.  It will free your mind from less important to-dos and keep you focused on driving the most pertinent organizational goals.
  3. Each week, look at your time log and identify one activity that should be delegated to someone else.  You might even ask your team what you should not be doing.

*These tips are pulled from “Leveraging Leadership” by Ben Anderson-Ray.

“Management is doing things right.  Leadership is doing the right things.”  (Peter Drucker)

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Failure, a Great Teacher

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 by AdvisorCatalyst

As an avid reader of Peter Drucker, I have often noticed that he naturally uses examples of both success and failure to highlight various points. The ultimate goal is to identify what works, and there are lessons to be learned in both. As opposite as they may seem, success and failure are just different types of the same thing – experience (the best teacher).

Yet, how many of us make a habit of studying failure? During 2009, I embarked on a study of executive and organizational failure by tackling a number of books on the subject. I have captured some of what I learned in a recently published article entitled, “Failure, a Great Teacher.” I invite you to read it and welcome your feedback.