Monday, May 19, 2014

How to Have a Career Like Peter Drucker

When you look five, 10 or even 20 years down the line, are you optimistic about what you see or do you dread what may be facing you and your family? If you’re like one-third of Americans recently polled by Gallup, then you’re dissatisfied about what the future holds.

If that’s the case, don’t lose hope. Bruce Rosenstein, an expert in the life of management guru Peter Drucker, says there are steps you can take starting today that will put you on the path to a future that will make you happy and fulfilled. The key to Rosenstein’s advice is adopting the “forward-thinking” mindset championed by Drucker. That means embracing change instead of fighting it, welcoming new technology and taking smart risks.
In his book, “Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way: Developing and Applying a Forward Focused Mindset,” Rosenstein provides a roadmap for how to embrace today’s realities so you can create a better life for yourself in the future. He advises you to:
  1. Not just live in the moment. Drucker was never one to just focus on his current or past achievements, and that served him well as he was considered relevant up until he died at age 95 in 2005. As you go about your daily life, are you focused on the future? Always ask yourself what the future implications will be of what you’re doing today.
  2. Embrace the fact that tomorrow is unknown. People often don’t like – or even want to accept – change. But you cannot predict that tomorrow (read more here)

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