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Drucker on Leadership: New Lessons from the Father of Modern Management by William A. Cohen

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Chapter 5. Taking Action What It Takes to Implement Your Plan

Peter Drucker was a man of action. He wrote that the best plan is only a plan, mere good intentions unless it generates work.[35] His preference for action and the application of knowledge over the theoretical and the academic cost him favor with some academics. However, this same focus is what led practitioners to acclaim his ideas, and even his academic detractors acknowledged him as the "Father of Modern Management."

Without action, nothing is achieved and nothing is accomplished. Without action, your strategic planning is worthless because you won't be able to implement this very basic responsibility of the leader.

How many very talented leaders have you known who excelled in almost ...

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