Peter F. Drucker is known as the father of modern management. He was one of the first leaders to refer to employees as knowledge workers, requiring a new type of management ethos. Drucker viewed management as a Liberal Art and considered himself not a business consultant, but as a social ecologist.
There are so many valuable lessons to be learned from reading the works of Peter Drucker. Once you begin to study his work it will change you. It will make you more hopeful about work as a noble practice, institutions for humans, by humans are critical to the ideals of a functioning society. To learn more, check out my white papers on Drucker Managing Oneself and Executive Effectiveness and Drucker and Social Ecology: A Practical Appreciation of Human Enterprise .