The Effective Executive

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TitleThe Effective Executive
Publication TypeBook
Pub Year1993
AuthorsDrucker, P. F.
Keywordsfalse self, organizational ideal, strengths
Notes "But the organization is an abstraction. Mathematically, it would have to be represented as a point--that is, as having neither size nor extension. Even the largest organization is unreal compared to the reality of the environment in which it exists." (p. 13) "All in all, the effective executive tries to be himself; he does not pretend to be someone else. He looks at his own performance and at his own results and tries to discern a pattern." (p. 97) "These are not the things most people have in mind when they talk about the strengths and weaknesses of a man. They usually mean knowledge of a discipline or talent in an art. But temperament is also a factor in accomplishment and a big one. An adult usually knows quite a bit about his own temperament. To be effective he builds on what he knows he can do and does it in the way he has found out he works the best." (p. 98)
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