It is the New Year 2013. It is also that time of year when we all reflect on our lives and think about our accomplishments or lack thereof. Many of us feel unsatisfied with the progress we have made. Change is not easy at all. Change is uncomfortable and tough but it’s a way for us to grow.
In 1979 a study was conducted on graduating Harvard MBA students asking whether they have written down their goals for the future and made plans for accomplishing them. The result: only 3% had clearly written down their goals, 13% had goals but it was not written down, and 84% had no specific goals at all.
Peter Drucker was known as the ‘father of modern management’. His book ‘The Effective Executive” is one of the most helpful books on the subject of effectiveness in the workplace. I believe the lessons in this book are valuable enough that we can use them in our daily lives. Below are 8 lessons from the book that we can learn and use to help us become more effective.