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Best Practice > The One Thing You Need to Know (Marcus Buckingham)

The One Thing You Need to Know
(Marcus Buckingham)

Executive Summary

There is so much clutter in today’s business world that focus, insight, and clarity are vital for success. Getting to the heart of the matter, and, in particular, knowing the specific requirements of each role in an organization, are essential to being able to win and keep winning. Several other issues are also significant:

  • The relative importance of management and leadership in achieving this success lies at the core of issues facing businesses today.

  • The role of the leader and the role of the manager are completely different.

  • It is counterproductive to demand that everyone be a leader.

  • To ensure that their vision of the future succeeds, leaders need to tap into people’s common hopes and fears.

  • Messages and actions need to be so clear and simple that everyone understands them.

Introduction

Much has been written about leadership. We are surrounded by books and articles emphasizing how critical leadership is to success. Indeed, some management gurus convince us that we should all be leaders, no matter what our organizational roles are. Yet, is there any real evidence for these claims? Given the unprecedented level of tough, global competition, it is essential to evaluate the factors contributing to success and to decide on the role of leadership in achieving that success. It is time to address the question: has the leadership card been overplayed?


  

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