What are the “crucial moments” leaders face where those vital behaviors create exponentially positive outcomes or if they don’t demonstrate those behaviors lead to failure?
“The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.” - Peter Drucker
The June 2004 article by Peter Drucker in Harvard Business titled “What Makes an Effective Executive” is a must-read. In the article Peter identifies 8 vital behaviors:
1️⃣They ask, "What needs to be done?"
2️⃣They ask, "What is right for the enterprise?"
3️⃣They develop action plans.
4️⃣They take responsibility for decisions.
5️⃣They take responsibility for communicating.
6️⃣They focus on opportunities, not problems.
7️⃣They run productive meetings.
8️⃣They think and say "we" rather than "I.
What would you add?
“The first two practices gave them the knowledge they needed. The next four helped them convert this knowledge into effective action. The last two ensured that the whole organization felt responsible and accountable.” - Peter Drucker
“Ultimately, leadership is all about the ability to act on the ideas. In that sense, anyone who thinks of the self as a leader has to be good at executing things.” - Tanmay Vora
Acknowledgment: Peter Drucker & infographic by Tanmay Vora and summarized by David McLean, MA (Leadership) CHRL, LinkedIn Top Voices in Company Culture 2022 I Executive Advisor | HR Leader (CHRO) | Leadership Coach | Talent Strategy | Change Leadership | Innovation Culture | Healthcare | Higher Education