Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker - wrong • To earn and keep the trust of...

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Peter Drucker, one of the best-known contemporary management theorists, offers a pragmatic  approach to leadership in the workplace. He believes that consistency is the key to good leadership,  and that successful leaders share the following three abilities which are based on what he refers to  as good old-fashioned hard work: To define and establish a sense of mission. Good leaders set goals, priorities, and  standards, making sure that these objectives not only are communicated but maintained.  To accept leadership as a responsibility rather than a rank. Good leaders aren't afraid to  surround themselves with talented, capable people; they do not blame others when things go 
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Unformatted text preview: wrong. • To earn and keep the trust of others. Good leaders have personal integrity and inspire trust among their followers; their actions are consistent with what they say. In Drucker's words, “Effective leadership is not based on being clever, it is based primarily on being consistent.” Very simply put, leading is establishing direction and influencing others to follow that direction. Keep in mind that no list of leadership traits and skills is definitive because no two successful leaders are alike. What is important is that leaders exhibit some positive characteristics that make them effective managers at any level in an organization....
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