The Effective Executive
By Peter Drucker © 1967, 2006
100B3 would be incomplete without a book from the preeminent Peter Drucker. In fact, the appearance of The Effective Leader is the first of five Drucker books summarized in 100B3. There is also a four page section dedicated to Drucker quotes – those sound bites of wisdom.
IF you do not think of yourself as an executive, then someone and everyone else is in charge of your life. What is the ultimate measure of your efficiency? Drucker tells us that how we use our time effectively is determined by considering these three themes.
Are you doing things that:
Don’t need to be done?
Could be done better by others?
Require others to do unnecessary things?
With this in mind, an executive’s effectiveness lies in doing the right things. In other words, effective time management.
The theme is extended through the following lateral spheres of activities – contributions, concentration, and decision making.
100B3.3 continues the previous concepts presented in the first two books.
FLOW told us to get in the moment.
GTD provided a structure of having an action plan for that moment.
TEE helps us determine if the action of the moment is the right action to be engaged in.
It all comes down to selecting to concentrate in this moment while ignoring the chattering of attractive distractions.
The 100B3 project is evolving forward into a repeatable format that will allow FLOW through the GTD Action Plan. And this is doing the right thing by serving as a reminder for continuous personal growth.