William
Cohen, Ph.D.

William Cohen, Ph.D.

Bill Cohen was the first graduate of the PhD program that Peter Drucker co-developed at what is now the Masatoshi Ito and Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. Graduating and becoming Drucker’s friend, he applied Drucker’s methods and rose to become an Air Force general and the author of more than 50 management books published in 23 languages. He is the President of the Institute of Leader Arts which offers a unique corporate training program based on Drucker’s methods. Cohen’s latest book is Peter Drucker on Consulting: How to Apply Drucker's Principles for Business Success. He can be reached at wcohen@stuffofheroes.com

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Many famous managers -- from industry and researchers from academia -- have passed on since making their names and contributions. Yet while we honor what they have contributed during their careers, many of the techniques and systems they have developed have faded and fallen into disuse. Consider even those once so pervasive that millions of...Full Article »
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I first heard about Bill Bartmann in the late 1990’s. I was working on a book, The Stuff of Heroes: The 8 Universal Laws of Leadership and was seeking interviewees of outstanding leadership to illustrate the eight universal laws in my book....Full Article »
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Why should anyone write another book on consulting? More importantly, why would anyone want to read one?...Full Article »
No, this is not a self-help piece on how to manage consulting services for your organization effectively or anything like that. I’m not going to encourage you to follow the methods of just any consultant either, but a consultant in the manner of Peter Drucker, the Father of Modern Management and how he consulted with organizational heads to help...Full Article »
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I don’t believe one can consider Drucker’s unique steps toward becoming and then performing as a management consultant without learning a great deal which anyone can use to help in building one’s own successful management careers or even in other aspects of life. Here are some lessons I think that are particularly worthwhile pondering. Lesson...Full Article »
Peter Drucker is known as the “Father of Modern Management. He considered himself a “social ecologist.” Still I don’t think there is a question in anyone’s mind that Drucker built a highly unusual, but well known and top rated consulting practice....Full Article »
Rowland Hussey Macy studied business, graduated from school, and being thoroughly prepared, he opened a retail store. It failed. He started another. It failed too. This happened four times, and he failed at each attempt. However, Macy’s fifth attempt did succeed even though on the first day it brought in only $11.08 in sales. Still, Macy died a...Full Article »
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Yes, Drucker claimed that any business, and I would add any non-profit too, had only two primary functions: marketing and innovation. Let’s be honest. Many, perhaps all of our innovations come from flashes of sudden inspiration. I seem to get an enormous number of such flashes on awaking in the morning, which tells me that my mind has been hard at...Full Article »
There was one sure way that Drucker knew that an organization or a company was going to fail, and even though absolutely counterintuitive, it is nevertheless absolutely certain and was an important element in his advice to managers. If any organization continued to do what in the past had made it successful, Drucker was certain that it would...Full Article »
Peter Drucker believed that no manager can operate effectively without taking risks. The fact is that taking risks demands self-confidence. Drucker wrote:  “Living in fear of loss of job and income is incompatible with taking responsibility for job and work group, for output and performance.” That’s all well and good, but how can you not fear...Full Article »
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