Friday, February 22, 2008

Tasks of Manager

From 'On Leadership' by John W. Gardner

First focus area - Management savvy

The first focus, Management Savvy includes the first three leadership tasks:
1. envisioning goals,
2. managing and
3. renewing.

The first task, envisioning goals - Your task is to envision what's possible and rally the troops to get it done.

The second focus area - Cultural intelligence,
It covers the next three tasks of the leader:
4. affirming values,
5. achieving workable unity and
6. representing the group.

The third and final focus area is Adaptability.
The three tasks under this topic include:
7. motivating,
8. explaining and
9. serving as a symbol.

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