I just started reading Inside Drucker’s Brain by Jeffrey A. Krames. I would recommend buying this book. It is a quick read and is worthy of note taking. Below is an except about Drucker’s leadership idea.
Just as there are “no leadership qualities,” there is no one critical factor. “Leadership is doing the right things,” and that entails many factors. We do know that Drucker’s ideal leader had the following traits and habits:
Possesses character and courage: these are two of the most fundamental characteristics of a leader.
Creates a clear mission: a leader paints a clear picture of the finish line.
Instills loyalty: a leader understands that loyalty is a two-way street.
Focuses on strength: a leader makes “strengths effective and weaknesses irrelevant.
Does not fear strong subordinates: their successes are your successes.
Is consistent: leadership is not a function of being clever, it is based on consistency.
Develops tomorrow’s leaders: the best leaders understand that it is their responsibility to develop leaders who will guide their organization in the years ahead.