Tuesday, April 17, 2012


There is so much leadership blah, blah, blah (snake oil) and then there is Peter Drucker.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. 
Nothing better prepares the ground for such leadership than a spirit of management that confirms in the day-to-day practices of the organization strict principles of conduct and responsibility, high standards of performance, and respect for individuals and their work. 
Peter Drucker with Joseph A. Maciariello, Management, Revised Edition
More of Drucker's thoughts on leadership

Why Great Leaders Are in Short Supply

Spencer Stuart's Tom Neff, the dean of CEO Executive Search, puts it baldly: "We are experiencing a demand for new types of skills and sacrifices in C-level executives that many are not prepared to bring to the table."


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