The Effective Executive

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker

The Effective Executive is one of the first Peter Drucker books a leader should read. Published originally in 1967, and updated in 1985, 1996, 2002 and 2006, it is still insightful and relevant today. Drucker writes about six key disciplines that every leaders should come back to over and over again.

  1. Effectiveness can and must be learned.
  2. Know and manage your time.
  3. Focus on contribution: results, values and developing people.
  4. Organize around strengths; neutralize weaknesses
  5. First things first
  6. Effective decisions