Let’s Get Rid of Management
Many years ago I was gifted with the opportunity to participate in the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training Program. One thing I kept is a short piece on leadership titled, “Let’s Get Rid of Management.” It still applies. Enjoy.
People don’t want to be managed. They want to be led. Whoever heard of a world manager? World leader, yes. Educational leader. Political leader. Scout leader. Community leader. Business leader. They lead. They don’t manage. The carrot always wins over the stick. Ask your horse. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t manage him to drink. If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well and you’ll be ready to stop managing. And start leading. Lead the way!