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How to Lead, 5th Edition by Jo Owen

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Chapter 29

Build your machine: the rhythms and routines of success

You need a machine to make things happen. People, money and a plan are all important, but without a machine you will go nowhere fast.

Your leadership machine has seven parts:

  1. Project management
  2. Strategic planning
  3. Information management
  4. Performance management
  5. Development plans
  6. Compensation and reward plans
  7. Communications

If you look at this list and suspect that it looks more like management than leadership, you are right to be suspicious. As a leader, the machine can both enable and imprison you. You have to know your role relative to the machine.

It is very easy to spend all your time working the seven elements of the leadership machine. You will be very busy dealing with ...

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