At the beginning of each year, I take time to step away from day-to-day activities and assess the big picture. In other words, I reflect on where I want to go over the next 5-7 years, the progress I’ve made over the prior year and what I would like to prioritize in the year ahead.
Peter Drucker’s writings have always stimulated my thoughts during times of reflection and strategic thinking. He was a master at studying current trends and predicting where the world was headed.
This year, rather than reading Drucker, I read Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way: Developing and Applying a Forward Focused Mindset by Bruce Rosenstein. The author is an expert on Drucker and author of Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life. He is also managing editor of Leader to Leader, the well-respected, award-winning leadership periodical.
Rosenstein’s book includes a variety of Drucker’s ideas that are especially applicable to personal strategic thinking and planning. Throughout the book, Rosenstein elaborates on Drucker’s ideas and insights and suggests complementary resources. In reading Rosenstein’s book, I was introduced to new ways of thinking. I also discovered new books and websites that I’ve found valuable.
Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way is a helpful resource that I highly recommend.