There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
–PETER F. DRUCKER
It’s not surprising that The Effective Executive is one of the most widely read business books in the world. A brief, straightforward book on how an executive can best serve his or her organization, it has, after all, been available continuously for just shy of fifty years. I know I’m not alone in considering it my favorite and most instructive business book.
In The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker provides what he promises in the subtitle: a definitive guide to getting the right things done, complete with all the things an effective executive must do to help keep his or her organization afloat. He explains the “why” and the ...