Final summary

The key message in this book:

Since management is a human endeavor, it demands that its practitioners honestly reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses. And although management is commonly associated with the business world, it’s also well-positioned to help influence society on a broader scale.

Actionable advice:

Create a lasting contribution by getting involved in projects that aren’t solely profit-driven.

Even if you’ve achieved success, it’s not easy to create a lasting contribution. But if you do want to feel a sense of fulfillment at the end of your career, it’s important that you start finding a way to get involved in projects that advance the common good. To this end, you could volunteer at an inspiring nonprofit or at your local church.

Suggested further reading: The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker

In The Effective Executive, author Peter Drucker offers a step-by-step guide to becoming a more productive and effective executive. By mastering a few procedures and principles, you can develop your own capacities as a leader and also support your employees’ strengths, with the goal of improving results across your organizatio

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