Successful leaders don’t start out asking,
“What do I want to do?”
They ask, “What needs to be done?”

Successful leaders don’t start out asking, “What do I want to do?” They ask, “What needs to be done?” Then they ask, “Of those things that would make a difference, which are right for me?” They don’t tackle things they aren’t good at. They make sure other necessities get done, but not by them. Successful leaders make sure that they succeed! They are not afraid of strength in others. Andrew Carnegie wanted to put on his gravestone,

“Here lies a man who knew how to put into his service more able men than he was himself.”

Peter Drucker

VIA | “‘What Needs to Be Done’, Peter Drucker On Leadership”, an interview with Rich Karlgaard in Forbes magazine (November 19, 2004).


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