The Effective Executive
by Peter F. Drucker
Peter Drucker is considered by many to be a business guru. His writing is a staple in the Harvard Business School curriculum.
Mostly we hear the word executive and think of men in suits in a glass tower. Drucker defines the word differently in his introduction:
“The most subordinate manager, we now know, may do the same kind of work as the president of the company or the administrator of the government agency; that is, plan, organize, integrate, motivate, and measure. His compass may be quite limited, but within his sphere, he is an executive.”
Now, I've already touched on this theme a little bit with my wild horses electric fence metaphor, but it's affected me really seriously in the past year, so I'm super interested in picking it apart.
With people who play instruments or sing, one question always comes up: “do you read music?” Well, a lot of players who are self-taught don't want to learn music theory because they think it will stifle their creativity.
Do you read money? I actually thought all businessmen were greedy and to make money would make me greedy.
Apparently a huge part of being an effective business person is knowing yourself and valuing the contributions from every person.
When we decide to take the jump and organize and understand finance and business, our creativity isn't shackled. The adoption of knowledge is never going to stifle us because we choose what to do with it.
Have a good day,