Peter Drucker On Leadership

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Peter Drucker On Leadership http://homepage.mac.com/bobembry/studio/biz/conceptual_resources/auth ors/peter_drucker/leadership_20041119.html Copied from Forbes with some format editing and notes added. Rich Karlgaard, 11.19.04, 6:00 AM ET Peter F. Drucker was born 95 years ago today--can it be possible?--in Vienna. The universally known writer, thinker and lecturer now is nearly deaf and doesn't get around like he used to. He stopped giving media interviews about a year ago. But in late October, Drucker granted an exception to Forbes.com at the urging of Dr. Rick Warren, the founder and head of the Christian evangelical Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif. The Drucker-Warren relationship may surprise many readers, but it goes back two decades, to when the young minister came to Drucker for advice. Under Drucker's tutelage, Warren's own success as a spiritual entrepreneur has been considerable. Saddleback has grown to 15,000 members and has helped start another 60 churches throughout the world. Warren's 2001 book, The Purpose- Driven Life , is this decade's best seller with 19.5 million copies sold so far and compiling at the rate of 500,000 per month. Warren and I met at Drucker's surprisingly spartan home in Claremont, Calif., on a cloudy Tuesday morning. We were greeted by Drucker's wife, Doris, and ushered into the den for what developed into a two-hour conversation. During the first 30 minutes, Drucker--a religious man himself, albeit of a more muted Episcopalian type as compared to Warren's exuberant brand of Southern Baptist--advised Warren on the challenges of ministry and church building. This consultation is one Drucker and Warren have engaged in twice yearly for two decades. For the last 90 minutes we moved to broader topics. Below are Drucker's thoughts on leadership. (Click here for Drucker's official biography.) Top What Needs to Be Done Check Your Performance 1
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Mission Driven Creative Abandonment The Rise of the Modern Multinational 21st Century Organizations How To Lead a 21st Century Organization Prisoner of Your Own Organization How Organizations Fall Down The Transition from Entrepreneur to Large Company CEO How Capable Leaders Blow It The Danger Of Charisma How To Reinvigorate People Character Development What Needs to Be Done Successful leaders don't start out asking, "What do I want to do?" They ask, "What needs to be done?" Then they ask, "Of those things that would make a difference , which are right for me?" They don't tackle things they aren't good at. They make sure other necessities get done, but not by them. Successful leaders make sure that they succeed! They are not afraid of strength in others. Andrew Carnegie wanted to put on his gravestone, "Here lies a man who knew how to put into his service more able men than he was himself." See Organization evolution ; Time-life navigation resources and What's next? Check Your Performance
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