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Although Peter Drucker, “The Father of ModernManagement,” died in 2005, his timeless teachings are studiedand practiced by forward-thinking managers worldwide. His lessonsand wisdom on the topic of leadership—the central element ofmanagement—are in constant demand, yet he wrote little underthat actual subject heading.

In Drucker on Leadership, William A. Cohen exploresDrucker’s lost leadership lessons—why they are missing,what they are, why they are important, and how to apply them. AsCohen explains, Drucker was ambivalent about leadership for much ofhis career, making it clear that leadership was not by itself“good or desirable.” While Drucker struggled with theconcept of leadership, he was well aware that it had a criticalimpact on the accomplishment of all projects and human endeavors.There is no book from Drucker specifically dedicated to leadership,but a wealth of information about leadership can be found scatteredthroughout his 40 books and hundreds of articles. Drucker’steachings about leadership have saved many corporations fromfailure and helped guide others to outstanding success.

Many of the leadership concepts revealed in this book willsurprise and perhaps shock Drucker’s followers. For example,who would have thought that Peter Drucker taught that“leadership is a marketing job” or that “the bestleadership lessons for business or any nonprofit organization comefrom the military”?

Written for anyone who values the insights of the man whose nameis synonymous with excellence in management, Drucker onLeadership offers a deeper understanding of what makes anextraordinary leader.

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