Tag: Peter Drucker

Team Leadership…

A narcissistic leader creates destruction. When leaders constantly use ‘I’ in reference to their own abilities, achievements, or plans, influence is lost.

Peter F. Drucker claims, “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”

Nothing could be more powerful for spiritual leaders than learning to live by this thought.

Effective Action…

Too often the thought of making changes involves a future time, the first of next week, next year, or some other date.

When it comes to changes we need to make, why put them off for another time? If we need to make them, then we should make them now.

Peter Drucker said, “We are creating tomorrow’s society of citizens through the social sector, everybody is a leader, everybody is responsible, everybody. Self-assessment can and should convert good intentions and knowledge into effective action – not next year but tomorrow morning.”

When we examine where we are and where we need to be, applying our knowledge into immediate effective action is where growth occurs.