The Science of Surprises
It is important to remember that everything revolves
around the goal of
"getting things done." The effective leader and the ineffective
have the same ultimate goal: get done what needs to get done.
Brad Fregger is the CEO of Groundbreaking Press.
This essay is part of a special series on Being an Effective
Leader. The essays were originally published in Beyneynu, an Austin, Texas
based newsletter published by Barry
This series of essays has been devoted to the concept of Effective Leadership
and Enlightened Companies. Earlier I defined the effective leader as someone
who, "gets the job done in ways that increases the competence, confidence
and potential of the individual team members, while building a team that
can accomplish the seemingly impossible (at least the extremely difficult);
all to the long-term benefit of the organization."
This is true for every organization on Earth, from the street gangs
of Los Angeles, to the board rooms of New York City, from the revolutionaries
in Africa, to the floor of Parliament in England. An Enlightened Organization
recognizes Effective Leadership and creates the environment in which it
can excel so that the organization's goals may be achieved.
On of the important charateristics of the effective leader is to be able to embace surprises.
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