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The Drucker Institute's "Drucker Apps" Offers Key Insights on Management as a Liberal Art, For Anyone Who is the CEO of a Multinational Corporation or a Jane Austen Fan (or Both)

Management…deals with people, their values, their growth and development--and this makes it a humanity.

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today released its latest issue of "Drucker Apps," a downloadable collection of useful insights on work and life from the world's foremost expert on organizations and effectiveness, Peter F. Drucker.

Available twice a month, "Drucker Apps" ties the timeless wisdom of one of the great thinkers and writers of the 20th century to the hottest issues of today, all delivered by the latest in 21st-century technology.

This installment of "Drucker Apps" was inspired by the start of the school year, in which the teaching of subjects such as Shakespeare strike some as not terribly relevant or practical in today's fast-paced world. Drucker, however, saw great value in studying the humanities. As he observed, "Management…deals with people, their values, their growth and development--and this makes it a humanity." This edition of "Drucker Apps" includes:

  •     Management as a liberal art
  •     Where work and society intersect
  •     Living in two worlds
  •     Jane Austen, management guru?

To read the full "Drucker Apps," and for more about effective management and ethical leadership, visit "Drucker Apps" is available via download or RSS subscription.

About the Drucker Institute

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University is a think tank and action tank whose purpose is to stimulate effective management and ethical leadership across all sectors of society. It does this, in large part, by advancing the ideas and ideals of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management.

The Institute acts as a hub for a worldwide network of Drucker Societies: volunteer-driven organizations that are using Drucker's teachings to bring about positive change in their local communities.

In addition, the Institute maintains a digital archive of Drucker's papers; undertakes research that builds on Drucker's writings; offers an annual $100,000 prize for nonprofit innovation; produces curricular material that distills Drucker's decades of leading-edge thinking, including through an engaging, do-it-yourself workshop-in-a-box called "Drucker Unpacked"; applies Drucker's work to current events (through a regular online column in BusinessWeek by Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman and through Drucker Apps); and hosts visiting fellows with Drucker-like insights and values.

The Institute is a close affiliate of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, which is training the next generation of leaders and managers to do good while they do well.

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