“I think another thing is this idea of lifelong learning. Now, it’s kind of a buzzword. And there are lots of things about Drucker that have now become buzzwords. But Drucker really lived this idea of lifelong learning.”

In this episode, I talk to Bruce Rosenstein, managing editor of Leader to Leader and author of “Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way” and “Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life”. 

Bruce Rosenstein has written about Drucker for many publications and currently writes the “Peter Drucker Files” blog for Psychology Today. He is an expert on all things regarding Peter Drucker and I couldn’t think of a better person to talk about him with.

Peter Drucker has been called the inventor of modern management and he’s one of the most popular management thinkers of all time. He believed that business was human-driven, and could be both profitable and socially responsible. 

In today’s episode, we talk about some of the ideas that Drucker had about management, leadership, and living life.

In this episode:

  • Who is Peter Drucker and why leaders should know about him
  • 4 main principles relevant to everyone
  • Aspiring to be the type of person others want to be around
  • The latest research in leadership 
  • How leaders can create the future 

Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.


Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode

“Peter felt that thinking was devalued. When you think about it, it’s true that people don’t really want to go into introspection, and they don’t want to go into deep thinking. But he felt that those things were really necessary.”

“If you were with him, even in a group, and if you were lucky enough to be with him individually, you just felt that presence. You felt greatness. I think we should aspire to be the sort of person who somebody wants to be in our presence, and what do we need to do, what sort of a person do we need to be in order for that to happen?”

“When I was in their presence, for both Peter and Francis, I felt like I wanted to be a better person. I needed to be the best version of myself.”


Resource Links: 

Bruce Rosenstein worked for USA TODAY from 1987-2008 as a corporate librarian and also as a writer about business and management books for the newspaper’s Money section. He is a regular writing contributor and member of the advisory board for the Corporate Learning Network. Since 1996, he has taught as an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America Department of Library and Information Science.

Read Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way and Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life or find more about Bruce’s work here.

You can find the Leader to Leader publication here.

Search The Peter Drucker Files or read Bruce’s article on Peter Drucker and Music in Psychology Today.

Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Bruce Rosenstein

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