CONFERENCE ON: “Peter Drucker on effective leadership: what really matters”

Professor Jorge Sá (PhD Columbia University; MBA Drucker University; Jean Monnet Chair) as Peter Drucker speaker gave a talk on:  

“Peter Drucker on effective leadership: what really matters”

This conference focused on the message of Peter Drucker, the founder of modern management:

  • Only two behavioural traits (not personality types much less charisma) and also two management skills, are absolutely necessary conditions for great leaders;
  • From the conference follows, using the examples of Katharine Graham (a housewife heir to the Washington Post) or of Darwin Smith (a discreet lawyer who as CEO transformed Kimberly-Clark into one of the most admired companies in the world), that what truly matters for effective leadership is frequently plainly missed.

The talk was based on Professor Sá’s book “There is no leadership: only effective management” (cover, index and back cover below):


Jorge Sá recently retired from Professor at IESE associated AESE (site:

He is a Peter Drucker expert and a speaker on Peter Drucker, with whom he studied and who offered letters of recommendation for his books and endorsements for his work.

His books have been translated into twelve languages, published over thirty articles in blind refereed academic reviews and journals, has addressed conferences and given seminars at several institutions (e.g. TED USA – –, London Business School, Oxford, IESE, George Washington University, Peter Drucker Society of Europe, European Commission, etc.), and has worked as private consultant, non-executive director or taught in the executive programs of multinational companies such as: Coca-Cola, SHELL, Unisys, IBM, Glaxo, British Petroleum – BP, Makro (Metro group), Intermarché, Scottish & Newcastle, Sara Lee, Total, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Henkel, McDonald’s, UnitedHealth group, Vodafone, Merck, Volkswagen Group, Microsoft, etc.

He speaks and writes (by alphabetical order) English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

His hobbies are soccer (degree as professional coach) and the relation between military history (battles) and business administration, having written several books on the topic.

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