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The Practical Drucker by William A. Cohen

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CHAPTER  |  SIX

Move Your Company Ahead by Encouraging Your People

To Peter Drucker, management was more than a job, even more than a profession. It was a calling. So, managers were certainly not supposed to cause harm. This doesn't mean that managers should not strive for efficiency in what they or others do, or that they aren't responsible for performance in their areas of work. Rather, it is that being the boss is not like a switch that you turn on and forget. Leading others consists of always respecting and helping those you lead and work with, not driving them hard while you focus on competing with others for your own success.

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