Sunday, July 20, 2008

Role of a Manager

I came across this today: "Being a good manager is about doing things right and not necessarily about doing the right things".

My stance: That is total bullshit.

There is nothing as useless as something done right when it should not have been done at all. Hitler was very efficient at what he had done, but I don't see him being used as a case study in Management studies. Similarly, in soccer, a self-goal will never be appreciated, however spectacularly it is struck.

Peter Drucker says: Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

We should not separate the two.