06 Mar What does it take to be a great leader?
World-renowned management consultant Peter Drucker once stated: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” And you know what? He was right.
Being a good leader isn't just about getting the job done – it's about getting the right job done at the right time. Being a good leader isn't just about knowing how to work, because it also has to do with using your judgement to decide wetween various options and to weigh the possible consequences of your actions.
Drucker also said: “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” So ask yourself: am I focusing too much on how others do their job, or am I focusing on the end result? Am I so worried about what others may think of me that I don't give them the guidance and feedback they need to make the business grow?
Being a great leader is not easy – otherwise we would all be CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. But the skills to be a leader can be learned.
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