…About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success. Just as the title is hardly succinct, the one thing is hardly singular. However, there were quite a few interesting insights. I’ll attempt a terse summary: As a manager, work with the uniqueness of your people. As a leader, call upon the common needs of your people. For success, cut out of your life what does not play to your strengths. …and so much more.
There are things that each of us can do to show leadership in the role we’re already in. Title is not required to make a real change in ourselves or to have a real impact on the people, organizations, and efforts around us. This book reads like a series of standalone sections that have wonderful stories or illustrations to share compelling ways we can show leadership. The anecdotes are engaging and inspiring.
Culture will emerge after a group of people attempt to solve problems again and again in a certain way. This “way” becomes the culture. If you are deliberate in your choices on how to solve problems, you will be deliberate in creating a culture. Once you have a culture in mind and are working toward it or trying to maintain it, how do you determine how healthy it is? Clay Christensen has a simple question you can ask yourself.