Tuesday, October 17, 2006

TOTYNTK - Conclusion - Intentional Imbalance

As we’ve seen in each of these roles, the critical skill is not balance, but its inverse, intentional imbalance. The great manager bets that he will prevail by magnifying, emphasizing and then capitalizing on each employee’s uniqueness. The great leader comes to a conclusion about his core customer, his organization’s strength, its core score, and the actions he will commit to right now, and then, in the service of clarity, banishes from his thought and conversation almost everything else...
It takes insight to focus in this way, and discipline, and since lopsided bets can be scary, courage.

"Do first things first, and second things not at all." - Peter Drucker
I think this was the best book I have read all year. Pick it up if you get the chance.

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