A Lesson From Drucker: Sudden Incompetence- A Danger for HR

I was thumbing through my copy of The Daily Drucker this morning. I always read the wisdom for the day, but then I read some other entries that I might have missed. One such entry is the one that appeared on June 7th. It dealt with the topic of “sudden incompetence.” Drucker asks the question “Why …

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Managing Nontraditional Workers: A Lesson From Drucker

From my edition of The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done comes this lesson on managing nontraditional workers. With the increasing use of nontraditional workers, such as part-timers, temporaries, early retirees, freelancers, outsourced workers, and independent contractors the major challenge to management in today’s corporations is to make sure …

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Four Activities for The Survival of HR: Drucker Lesson of the Day

Peter Drucker in his book Management Challenges for the 21st Century talks about “universal entreprenurial disciplines” that he considers to be conditions that are necessary for any organization to survive today. I think these four disciplines are critical for HR’s survival and will help HR contribute strategically to their organization. These four steps are: Step 1- …

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A Lesson from Drucker: Can We Really Ignore People in an Intellectual Capital Economy?

I have a book called The Daily Drucker (Click the title for Amazon) that I enjoy reading for the daily wisdom. Sometimes there is something HR related, sometimes not. Today’s subject came from The Practice of Management and deals with balancing objectives and measurements. To Drucker an emphasis totally on PROFIT was dangerous and undermined the …

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A Little Drucker Wisdom: We Should Have Listened

I am currently reading a book entitled “A Brief History of the Future: How Visionary Thinkers Changed the World and Tomorrow’s Trends are ‘Made’ and Marketed” . One of the visionary thinkers featured in the book is Peter Drucker. Drucker, in his 39 books and numerous articles, weighed in on many management subjects. One of …

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