What actually makes them effective, he says, is that they all do these seven things:
- They ask “What needs to be done?” You’ll always come up with a slew of possibilities, but Drucker says he’s never seen a leader who could effectively juggle more than two tasks. Tip: It’s not about what you want to do.
- They ask “What is right for the enterprise?” That won’t guarantee a right answer, but failing to ask guarantees the wrong answer.
- They develop action plans. Napoleon supposedly said that no successful battle ever followed its plan. Still, Napoleon planned all his battles.
- They take responsibility for decisions. Everybody has to know who’s accountable for carrying out a decision; the deadline; whom the decision will affect and, therefore, who must know about, understand and accept it; and the names of others who have to be informed.
- They take responsibility for communicating. Share your plans, and ask for comments from all your people, supervisors and peers. Organizations are held together by information.
- They focus on opportunities, not problems. And, of course, opportunities often arise from problems.
- They think, “we,” not “I.” This comes back to putting the organization first. It’s easier said than done.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/7693/druckers-7-point-guide-to-leading-well "