The late Peter Drucker’s secrets of managing effectively: first, how good are you at the five functions of the manager?
1. setting objectives
2. organising the group
3. motivating and communicating
4. measuring performance
5. developing people
For each of the five, ask two questions: am I truly effective (doing the right thing) or am I merely efficient (doing things right)? Score yourself on effectiveness and efficiency on each of the five functions on a scale of 0-10: 35 or below is inadequate. Rectify fast! 35-70 is average to good. Improve! And 75 and above is great, but don’t relax!