Introduction

Peter Drucker mentored executives and other knowledge workers for over a half century through his consulting, teaching, and publications. As a longtime student and colleague of his, I have had the opportunity to observe his mentoring directly and I have benefited from his counsel. It began in 1981, when I attended a PhD seminar he taught in Claremont. I also had the opportunity to learn from him during the twenty-six years I spent as his colleague at what is now the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management of Claremont Graduate University.

When Drucker reduced his teaching, I had the opportunity to teach the course “Drucker on Management” to executives and MBA students in Claremont and around the world ...

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