The Effective Executive in Action

The Effective Executive in Action

A Journal for Getting the Right Things Done

By Peter F. Drucker; Joseph A. Maciariello

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060832629, 199pp.

Publication Date: December 2005


The Effective Executive in Action is a journal based on Peter F. Drucker's classic and preeminent work on management and effectiveness -- The Effective Executive. Here Drucker and Maciariello provide executives, managers, and knowledge workers with a guide to effective action -- the central theme of Drucker's work. The authors take more than one hundred readings from Drucker's classic work, update them, and provide provocative questions to ponder and actions to take in order to improve your own work. Also included in this journal is a space for you to record your thoughts for later review and reflection. The Effective Executive in Action will teach you how to be a better leader and how to lead according to the five main pillars of Drucker's leadership philosophy.

About the Author
Rick Wartzman is executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. By advancing the teachings of the late Peter F. Drucker, the Institute seeks to stimulate effective management and ethical leadership across all sectors of society. Wartzman is also a columnist for BusinessWeek online.

His most recent book, "Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath", was published by PublicAffairs in September 2008. It was picked as a Borders "Original Voices" selection and named by the Los Angeles Times as one of its 25 favorite nonfiction books of the year. It was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history. Wartzman is the co-author, with Mark Arax, of the best-seller "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire", which was selected as one of the 10 best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle and one of the 10 best nonfiction books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. It also won, among other honors, a California Book Award and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

Before joining the Drucker Institute, Wartzman spent two decades as a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist. He began his career at "The Wall Street Journal", where he served in a variety of positions, including White House correspondent and founding editor of the paper's weekly California section. He joined the "Los Angeles Times" in 2002 as business editor and, in that role, helped shape "The Wal-Mart Effect," which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Wartzman later became editor of the newspaper's Sunday magazine, West, which under his leadership was named by the Missouri School of Journalism as the best newspaper supplement in America. Until recently, Wartzman was an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank.

Joseph Maciarello was a colleague of Peter Drucker for 26 years and taught Drucker's courses once Peter Drucker reduced his teaching load. He coauthored "The Daily Drucker" and "The Effective Executive in Action" with Peter Drucker. He is the Director of Research and Academic Director at the Drucker Institute and Horton Professor of Management at The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.
Karen Linkletter teaches American Studies at California State University at Fullerton. The first archivist at the Drucker Institute, she has experience in the financial services industry. She holds a Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Claremont Graduate University.