QUOTATION 35

PETER DRUCKER ON WHY RESULTS MAKE LEADERS

Use this as the only true measure of your leadership ability.

Peter Drucker (1919–2005) was never afraid to ruffle a few feathers. While many writers were talking about how great managers were required to be charismatic and/or transformational, Drucker cut through the hype and said that:

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Peter Drucker

Effectively, what Drucker claimed was that leaders are defined by the results not personal characteristics. If you achieve outstanding results, people will view you as a great leader. They will even start to analyse your leadership style and try and identify the secrets ...

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