‘Drucker Apps’ 8/27/10: Thinkers and Doers

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today added a new topic to Drucker Apps, an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership.

This latest addition to Drucker Apps was inspired by the recent announcement from the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis that about one-third of the nation’s joblessness is the result of a mismatch between the skills needed and the workers available.

Taking part in this running dialogue will be Edward Gordon, author of Winning the Global Talent Showdown: How Businesses and Communities Can Partner to Rebuild the Jobs Pipeline; Kimberly McWaters, CEO of Universal Technical Institute (UTI); Anthony P. Carnevale, Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; and others with insights into this subject.

More and more, Drucker believed, we are going to “have to be prepared to live and work simultaneously in two cultures—that of ‘the intellectual,’ who focuses on words and ideas, and that of the ‘manager,’ who focuses on people and work.”

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