Library Spotlight: Management – Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices by Peter Drucker
Author: Peter F. Drucker
Management is an organized body of knowledge. “This book,” in Peter Drucker’s words, “tries to equip the manager with the understanding, the thinking, the knowledge and the skills for today’s and also tomorrow’s jobs.” This management classic has been developed and tested during more than thirty years of teaching management in universities, in executive programs and seminars and through the author’s close work with managers as a consultant for large and small businesses, government agencies, hospitals and schools. Drucker discusses the tools and techniques of successful management practice that have been proven effective, and he makes them meaningful and easily accessible.
Evan’s Review: Drucker is one of the most well known and respected management thinkers ever. Since his passing in 2005, his writing has only become more relevant. And in this age of “leadership”, the art of management is often forgotten. This book is a very practical treatise on the role of the manager, emphasised through great case studies. I would recommend this book to anyone. Favourite quote: “The one man to distrust, however, is the man who never makes a mistake, never commits a blunder, never fails in what he tries to do. He is either a phony, or he stays with the safe, the tried, and the trivial.”
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