Peter Drucker on Change Leadership

7 Aug

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From The Daily Drucker, by Peter Drucker and Joseph Maciarello:

One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it. In a period of upheavels, such as the one were living in, change is the norm. To be sure, it is painful and risky, and above all it requires a great deal of very hard work. But unless it is seen as the task of the organization to lead change, the organization will not survive. In a period of rapid structural change, the only ones who survive are the change leaders. A change leader sees change as an opportunity. A change leader looks for change, know how to find the right changes, and know how to make them effective both outside the organization and inside it. To make the future is highly risky. It is less risky, howeve, than not to try to make it. A goodly proportion of those attempting to will not succeed. But predictably, no one else will.

Questions to consider:

  • Are you change leader?
  • If not, what can you do to become one?
  • How can you get your manager/your organization to embrace needed changes?
  • What changes do you need to make in order to be more effective?

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