Saturday, May 04, 2019

book: The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials): Peter F. Drucker: 8601420130388: Books

The book has seven chapters:
  1. Effectiveness Can Be Learnt
  2. Know Thy Time
  3. What Can I Contribute?
  4. Making Strength Productive
  5. First Things First
  6. The Elements of Decision Making
  7. Effective Decisions
How to be effective: THE EFFECTIVE EXECUTIVE by Peter Drucker | Core Message - YouTube
1 page PDF summary @Lozeron Academy

  • To be effective is to be selective with your time. 
  • Ask yourself: What contribution can I make? ->
    "To focus on contribution is to focus on effectiveness." 
  • Know Thy Strengths:
    Maximizing your strengths maximizes your contribution. 
  • Don't know your strengths?
    Volunteer for new roles and get feedback on your performance. 
  • Know Thy Time:
    Maximizing your time maximizes your contribution. 
  • Don't know your time? Keep a time log
    and after a month review your time statement to determine 
    • what you need to stop doing and 
    • what you need offload. 
  • Ultimate Goal:
    Do what you do best, and stop doing or give away the rest.

by Peter F. Drucker 

"What made (an executive) effective is that they followed the same eight practices:
  • They asked, “What needs to be done?”
  • They asked, “What is right for the enterprise?”
  • They developed action plans.
  • They took responsibility for decisions.
  • They took responsibility for communicating.
  • They were focused on opportunities rather than problems.
  • They ran productive meetings.
  • They thought and said “we” rather than “I.”

Steps to effectiveness:
  1. Recording where the time goes
  2. Focus your vision on contribution
  3. Make your strengths productive and focus on using them
  4. Prioritize the most important things first, not necessarily the most urgent
  5. Take rational action

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