organizational leadership

Your Organization is Perfectly Designed to Get the Results You are Getting

For Good or for Bad!

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you will keep on getting what you've always got.

That is a folksy piece of wisdom... so true. Here is a follow up thought from a sage.

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Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

I know that, you know that... but here is one more thought that helped me understand it in a different way.

Why Organizations Need Leadership

Only three things happen naturally in organizations:
Friction, Confusion, and Underperformance.
Everything else requires leadership.

Peter Drucker

This is one more Druckerism that reflects the genius of this original thinker. He had a capacity for explaining with great clarity, what appears to be utterly confusing. Drucker is not being overly critical, just a realistic observer.

This is why we need Great Leadership, leading our organizations. Apart from your leadership - your organization will not deliver on its mission. Without your leadership, entropy will win out in your organization. Entropy is the form of friction, confusion and underperformance.

Leading the 21st Century Organization

Thoughts From Tom Peters
Here is a nice short article from Tom Peters, one of the aging gurus of management and leadership. It has great "one-liners" that are genuine insights from Drucker. 

Tom Peters quote, excellence, constant improvement

Tom Peters on Leading the 21st Century Organization

A few of his suggestions:

Have a lot of unstructured time to be spontaneous.
Daydream.
Read - a lot.

It Must Always be About the Organization

great man theory of leadershipGreat Leadership Lessons, NOTE 07.
There is some paradox involved in this lesson... and frankly, quite a bit of in-the-face challenge as well. Give me a little grace and space to write about myself as an example. I will get to that in a moment.

We live in a culture that still loves the Great Leader Story. We love our leaders larger than life. We love heroic leaders. We love the leader who takes a decisive stand against all the others, against the crowd, against the popular way...and proves to be RIGHT. We love the superstar leaders. We love the celebrity leader. This is not just in the world, but the church deals with this just as much.

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