This was the first time in years that I did not attend/participate in Drucker Day, which I have written about a number of times. The theme of this year’s event was Drucker Leadership Arc: Managing Self to Society, featuring keynote speaker Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International, and author of It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First From a Life at Starbucks. Also featured was Drucker School professor Jeremy Hunter, my longtime friend whom I wrote about in Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way.
The Drucker Forum, as usual, had a star-studded cast of speakers, including Gary Hamel of London Business School, Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School, Mariana Mazzucato of University of Sussex and Sara Armbruster of Steelcase.
And it was in November 2004, when Drucker turned 95, that I wrote two USA TODAY pieces, a review ofThe Daily Drucker, which became one of his most popular books, and a sidebar Q&A, “Drucker Reinventing Himself at Age 95.” In the latter, I asked him about reinvention, and what actions and techniques people could use in this process. His reply: “I myself always when finishing an assignment or a project, ask WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW? — and I always end up with a new action program. I don’t find that a DIFFICULT question. The difficult part is the NEXT question: AND WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES? That takes me quite awhile as a rule, and a lot of agonizing. But it has to be asked and has to be answered.”
Japanese scholar challenges conventional business school model, seeks to nurture new type of #leader; via… https://t.co/6023tjDE8u
Great #MBA grad gift idea: my @MHBusiness #book Create Your Future the Peter #Drucker Way https://t.co/GyuQXIdQnS
#Writing a #Book: Three People Who Live in Your Head; new post by @wallybock https://t.co/dFpTJzKWrE
@OnderKaraogLan thanks for sharing my #Drucker 'managing the fundamentals...' quote!
Peter #Drucker, 1980: “Managing the fundamentals includes earning today the costs of staying in business tomorrow.” #quote
@profdrpassos thanks for sharing my tweet about the @deborahkalb @garykrist #author interview, Alfredo!
@deborahkalb thanks for sharing my tweet about your @garykrist #author interview, Deborah!
RT @CathU_LIS: Congratulations to alumnus Mark Sweeney on the new appointment as Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress https://t.co/g72Dh…
RT @LayneFargo: Okay totally lost track of all my mentions, but THANK YOU to everyone who responded to this tweet, you've made me tear up m…
Deborah Kalb author interview with Gary Krist, about new book ‘The Mirage Factory,’ on the history of Los Angeles https://t.co/RPZbB3awjx