Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest 2019 (€ 1,000 & Fully Funded to the 11th Global Peter Drucker Forum in Hofburg, Austria).

Application Deadline: 24 June at 16:00 CET (4:00 PM CET)

Since the late Middle Ages, the notion of the “Homem renascentista” has celebrated those people who are well-rounded, broadly knowledgeable and capable across the arts and the sciences, and able to approach problems holistically. This year marks the five hundredth year since the passing of the world’s most famous Renaissance Man: Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian polymath who simultaneously excelled as scientist, engineer, writer, artist, and musician.

Today, highly educated people tend more toward specialization, but in settings that still encourage cross-disciplinary thinking, people are more likely to …

  • Challenge outdated assumptions and conventions of thought and behavior,
  • Explore and discover new realms of artistic, physical, and intellectual achievement, and
  • Develop different and broader visions of themselves.

Escrevendo Prompts

(meant to trigger the thinking process, not to require direct responses)

  • How can the spirit of the Renaissance improve the practice of management?
  • Do we still need polymaths? What will their value be in the twenty-first century?
  • What will be the role of specialists?
  • How would you define a “Renaissance Manager”?
  • Given the variety of possible learning and teaching approaches, what should be the main focus in developing tomorrow’s leaders, as learners go from kindergarten all the way to business school and beyond?
  • Is the “tech” side of the business world sufficiently in touch with the human side, and how could Drucker’s notion of management as a liberal art strengthen that connection?
  • What knowing-doing capacities, personal traits, and social skills are required today to lead organizations successfully?
  • Just as the notion of the “Renaissance Man” emerged in Europe, other compelling ideas arose elsewhere. How might they inform the practice of management?
  • What synthesis happens inside your brain as you work to realize your dreams, and your career path? Have personal experiences taught lessons in how to think more holistically reflective of your own culture, gender, age, parenting, schooling, or occupation.


Um prêmio em dinheiro de € 1,000 (to be given at awards ceremony)

Participação livre e taxa de registro dispensada (regular fee +/- € 2,000) for the 11th Fórum Global Peter Drucker a ser realizada em Viena em Novembro-21 22, 2019 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) (including conference bag and brochure, buffet lunches, and coffee breaks at the conference venue)

Funding of travel expenses: As a winner, your international travel and accommodation costs for attending the Forum will be reimbursed based on our travel process & policy. If you need visa to travel to Austria, we will advise early travel arrangements.

Convite para eventos pré-conferência on November 20: Drucker Challenge Get-Together at Kabarett Simpl (with partner) and Speakers Reception at House of Industry (with partner). Networking events with buffets.

Invitation to the Young Generation Luncheon events at Hofburg (hosted by one of our prominent speakers)

Convite para o evento de gala on November 21 with seated dinner and awards ceremony (with partner)

Oportunidade de rede with top management thinkers and practitioners during coffee breaks

Certificado com ranking

Lista de classificação e publicação de ensaio neste site

Invitation to join the exclusive Drucker Challenge Alumni Community on social media networks

One-year-all-access subscription to the Harvard Business Review


  • You must be 18-35 years old (inclusive of both ages)
  • Você deve ter sido selecionado não mais que uma vez (ou não) entre os 10 principais desde 2010

Essay category requirements
You can submit one essay to participate as either a student or a professional

Categoria de estudante

  • You are a part-time or full-time student (bachelor, master, MBA, or PhD) or you are seeking your first opportunity after the completion of your last degree

Categoria profissional

Você é um

  • manager of people, projects, budgets, and/or processes
  • an entrepreneur or business owner
  • licensed professional
  • social volunteer or community leader
Palavras1500 para 3000 (excluindo notas de rodapé e quaisquer gráficos) como documento PDF ou Word
tamanho da fontepontos 12
Prazo24 June at 16:00 CET (4:00 PM CET)
AnonimatoYour name must not be included anywhere in the essay
ExclusividadeEntries must be produced exclusively by you (no group work) for the specific purpose of this competition, and must not have been published elsewher

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  • NO entry fees to be paid
  • Authors from all around the world are invi

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