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Peter F. Drucker

(b. 1909) American Management Consultant

 



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Website: Peter Drucker 
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Article: My Life as a Knowledge Worker 

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Business Management

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United States

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Post Capitalist Society by Peter F. Drucker Peter Drucker was born in Vienna in 1909. He emigrated to the US in 1937, where he worked as an economist, a journalist and a philosophy professor before finding a career as a professor of management and social sciences.

He is best known for establishing management as its own discipline through his writing and his work as a consultant to major corporations. In the words of Tom Peters "no true discipline of management existed before Drucker."

Setting objectives, organizing, motivating and communicating, establishing measurements of performance and developing people are his five basic principles of management.

Since 1971 he has been Clarke Professor of Social Science in California and has had 24 books published since 1939, his first book being "The End of Economic Man."

He died at 95 in November 2005.

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Book
  Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1985) by Peter F. Drucker
Practice and Principles

  Management Challenges for the 21st Century (1982) by Peter F. Drucker
Tasks, Responsibilites, Practices

  Managing for Results (1964) by Peter F. Drucker

  Managing in the Next Society (2002) by Peter F. Drucker

  Managing in Turbulent Times (1980) by Peter F. Drucker

  Post Capitalist Society (1993) by Peter F. Drucker

  The Effective Executive (1966) by Peter F. Drucker

  The Frontiers of Management (1986) by Peter F. Drucker

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  Knowledge Worker [14 items]

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  Managing Knowledge Means Managing Oneself 
An article by Peter Drucker

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  Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

Quotation
  On conserving institutions and change by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On gurus and charlatans by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On knowledge worker productivity by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On management and making things difficult for people by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On managing knowledge by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On predicting the future by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On replacing command and control by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On the basic economic resource by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On the need for knowledge workers by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On the performance of the knowledge worker by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On the responsibility of a manager by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

  On volunteers and conscripts in the knowledge economy by Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



Quotations from Peter F. Drucker:

 Society, community, family are all conserving institutions. They try to maintain stability, and to prevent, or at least to slow down, change. But the organization of the post-capitalist society of organizations is a destabilizer. Because its function is to put knowledge to work -- on tools, processes, and products; on work; on knowledge itself -- it must be organized for constant change

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 I have been saying for many years that we are using the word ‘guru’ only because ‘charlatan’ is too long to fit into a headline.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
Peter Drucker: The Man who Hated the Word Guru 



 The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the MANUAL WORKER in manufacturing. The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century is similarly to increase the productivity of KNOWLEDGE WORK and the KNOWLEDGE WORKER.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
Management Challenges for the 21st Century



 Ninety percent of what we call ‘management’ consists of making it difficult for people to get things done.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 You can't manage knowledge.Knowledge is between two ears and only between two ears.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 Increasingly, command and control is being replaced by or intermixed with all kinds of relationships: alliances, joint ventures, minority participations, partnerships, know-how, and marketing agreements-all relationships in which no one controls and no one commands. These relationships have to be based on a common understanding of objectives, policies, and strategies; on teamwork; and on persuasion-or they do no work at all.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 The basic economic resource - the means of production - is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labour. It is and will be knowledge.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 In the knowledge society the most probable assumption and certainly the assumption on which all organizations have to conduct their affairs is that they need the knowledge worker far more than the knowledge worker needs them.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 The knowledge worker cannot be supervised closely or in detail. He can only be helped. But he must direct himself, and he must direct himself towards performance and contribution, that is, toward effectiveness.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
The Effective Executive



 A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
Post Capitalist Society



 In the knowledge economy everyone is a volunteer, but we have trained our managers to manage conscripts.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant




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