Management and the Liberal Arts
Management is a liberal art.

Management is what tradition used to call a liberal art — “liberal” because it deals with the fundamentals of knowledge, self-knowledge, wisdom, and leadership; “art” because it deals with practice and application. Managers draw upon all of the knowledges and insights of the humanities and social sciences on psychology and philosophy, on economics and history, on the physical sciences and ethics. But they have to focus this knowledge on effectiveness and results-on healing a sick patient, teaching a student, building a bridge, designing and selling a “user-friendly” software program.

What is your plan to develop yourself in the humanities and social sciences? Develop such a plan today.

The New Realities


Drucker, P. (2004). The Daily Drucker (p. 15). New York, NY: HarperBusiness.