Anyone with even a passing interest in management has hopefully read some of the writings of Peter Drucker.
Tomorrow at Noon EST, Microsoft Live Meeting is hosting an online tribute to the life and work of Peter Drucker. An A-list of speakers, led by Tom Peters, will provide a convenient overview. Here’s a list of what the speakers plan to deliver to participants:
— How Peter Drucker has influenced our speakers’ lives and work.
— How you can leverage Peter Druckerâ€™s teachings toward your own success including actionable take-aways.
— Where you can learn more about Peter Druckerâ€™s teachings.
I’ve participated in a few of these Live Meetings and found the free registration relatively painless and the technology user-friendly.
I’ll close with a dose of “The Daily Drucker“:
Know Thy Time
Effective executives start with their time.
“Know thyself,” the old prescription for wisdom, is almost impossibly difficult for mortal men. But everyone can follow the injunction “Know thy time” if one wants to, and be well on the road toward contribution and effectiveness.
Effective executives do not start with their tasks. They start with their time. And they do not start out with planning. They start by finding out where their time actually goes. Then they attempt to manage their time and to cut back unproductive demands on their time. Finally they consolidate their “discretionary” time into the largest possible continuing units.
Action Point for the Day: Find out where your time goes by recording, managing, and consolidating your time.
(Hmmm… Sounds like a time sheet to me; I gave these up long ago–so here’s a time log that’ll have to do).