SOURCE: John Wiley & Sons


March 23, 2015 08:00 ET

The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute Publishes Enhanced Edition of Peter Drucker's The Five Most Important Questions

This New Edition Offers Myriad Real-World Examples of Mission-Focused, Values-Based Organizations Including Airbnb, Uber, Facebook and Google

HOBOKEN, NJ--(Marketwired - March 23, 2015) - The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute announces the release of an enhanced edition of Peter Drucker's The Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Today's Leaders (WILEY; 978-1-118-97959-4; March 2015), a major new book for the new year.

Enduring management wisdom from the father of modern management Peter F. Drucker -- whose timeless teachings are studied and practiced by forward-thinking leaders worldwide -- is accompanied by insight from Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Frances Hesselbein; founder of Why Millennials Matter, Joan Kuhl; and commentary from distinguished management gurus, contemporary entrepreneurs and dynamic millennial leaders. Frances Hesselbein continues to be an inspirational force of empowerment for value-based leaders with a passion for supporting emerging leaders. Joan Kuhl championed the idea to write and launch this new edition in an effort to build awareness around organizational self-assessment and cultivate a new community of Drucker and Hesselbein fans.

"Just in time for a world that so desperately needs to serve," says Alan Mulally, former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company, and Google Board of Directors member, "Peter Drucker's Five Most Important Questions continue to be the indispensable questions any organization or start-up must ask if determined to serve and be part of the future."

Just under 150 pages, this brief, clear, and accessible hardcover guide will challenge readers and stimulate spirited discussion and action within any organization. This new edition offers myriad real-world examples of mission-focused, values-based organizations including Airbnb, Uber, Facebook and Google. Readers will learn how to focus on why they are doing what they're doing, how to do it more effectively, and how to develop a realistic, motivational plan for achieving their goals.

In addition to contributions from Jim Collins, Marshall Goldsmith, and Judith Rodin, the book features new thoughts from some of today's most influential leaders in business (GE and, academia (Harvard Business School and Northwestern University), social enterprise (Levo League, Pencils of Promise and Why Millennials Matter) and the military (United States Military Academy), who have been directly influenced by Drucker's theory of management.

"As a marketer and a business leader," says General Electric's Chief Marketing Officer Beth Comstock, "I have found guidance in Drucker's simple wisdom: 'Without a customer, there is no business.' This new edition of The Five Most Important Questions offers timeless insights, an anecdote for those dizzied by the rapidly evolving business landscape."

The Five Most Important Questions provides powerful guidance and inspiration for today's leaders and entrepreneurs at all business levels. According to General Thomas Kolditz, Professor and Director, Yale Leadership Development Program, "The Five Most Important Questions is a timeless guide for students at the Yale School of Management -- elegant in its simplicity yet powerful in focus."

About The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute's mission is: to strengthen and inspire the leadership of the social sector and their partners in business and government. Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Institute furthers its mission by providing social sector leaders with the essential leadership wisdom, inspiration and resources to lead for innovation and diversity and to build vibrant social sector organizations.

About Why Millennials Matter

Why Millennials Matter, founded by millennial career expert Joan Kuhl in 2012, is a New-York based consulting firm that bridges the gap in engagement between millennials and management. The firm raises awareness with employers about the value of investing in their future workforce and the millennial customer segment. By developing programs guided by Ms. Kuhl's extensive leadership experience and the firm's global demographic research, Why Millennials Matter is able to help managers unleash the talent of future leaders. For more information, visit

About Wiley

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