The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

The Effective Executive

Do you know the time? If you are like most executives and people managing their practice you probably don’t. Maybe you think you know what you do with your time all day, but there is a good chance that when it gets down to it you could be doing better. That’s what Peter Drucker’s book, The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done, comes down to – time management.

In order for you to have a successful practice, you need to manage your time to the best of your ability. Yet, as Drucker points out, man is ill-equipped to manage his time. The good news is that effective time management is something we can learn. And it is something that we must learn if we want to help our practice thrive.

“The Effective Executive” was first written decades ago by a top manager at the time. Yet the information is still highly relevant today and can be applied to any type of business. This book will help you value your time more, as well as realize that it is the most valuable thing that you have. You will learn how to set priorities, engage in effective decision making, why you should forget multi-tasking, and why it is crucial that you hire the right people to work in your office. You will also learn about the importance of delegation, including being able to determine what should be delegated.

Being an executive or managing your practice is not enough. You need to be effective at doing so, and the keys to being more effective are in Drucker’s book. This book will forever change the way you view what you do with your time and will help you become more effective with what you do choose to do with it. If you didn’t “know the time” before reading it you will without a doubt know it after you are finished.

Worked at Burleson Orthodontics. Attended University of Missouri–Kansas City. Lives in Kansas City, Missouri.