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Effective executives follow eight practices.

Who better than Peter Drucker to know what it takes to be an effective executive? Often called the Father of Modern Management, Drucker has written prolifically on management and leadership. In the June 2004 issue of Harvard Business Review, Drucker identifies eight critically important decision-making practices that he's gleaned from 65 years of consulting with top-notch corporate and nonprofit executives. "What made them all effective," he notes, "is that they

* asked, What needs to be done?;

* asked, What is right for the enterprise?;

* developed action plans;

* took responsibility for decisions;

* took responsibility for communicating;

* focused on opportunities rather than problems;

* ran productive meetings; and

* thought and said we rather than /."
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Title Annotation:Decision Making
Publication:Association Management
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2004
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