Week 11

Principles of Professional Leadership

and Management

Introduction

This entry describes the principles of professional leadership and management that Drucker hammered out with leaders in the Drucker-Buford Dialogue Project. Drucker’s recommendations for a functioning board are also presented. I then elaborate on these recommendations. My commentary is based on the internal operations of one of the excellent social sector boards Drucker referred to, but did not describe, in his 1989 article in the Harvard Business Review. In Note 15 I cite five of the ten recommendations from the recent literature on corporate boards contained in my book Drucker’s Lost Art of Management (2011, pp. 174–77).15

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