Feb 11, 2005

Leadership & clarity

In his latest book “The One Thing You Need to Know... About Great Managing, Great Leading and Sustained Individual SuccessMarcus Buckingham focuses on a few great leaders and examines how clarity has characterized their success. According to the author, all top leaders:
  • Possess a clear vision of a better future that forces them to act and inspires confidence in staff
  • Paint a vivid path to the future, reducing fear of the unknown
  • Clearly state who will judge the company’s success
  • Identify the company’s one key winning edge and focus on it
  • Establish a simple way of scoring success
  • Act both symbolically and systematically to change behavior patterns.