Peter Drucker wrote this book back in 1966 and it is as pertinent today as it was then. It concentrates on a small number of practices to help executives manage themselves – a precursor to managing others. Drucker makes the point that, “No one is born an effective executive. No one is a natural… It must be learned…In addition, it is not exceedingly difficult.” That’s welcome news for all of us. We simply need to follow the practices outlined in this book.