What are the most important questions you should ask yourself as go-getting leader at work in 2015?
Well, many years before the age of Blackberrys (2008 to be exact) a management guru called Peter Drucker wrote a little 100-pager book called The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. The book has now been rewritten for 2015 with some pretty kickass #bossladies as the new co-writers. One of them is Millennial Expert, international speaker and leadership expert Joan Snyder Kuhl, the founder of Why Millennials Matter.
So What Are These 5 Most Important Questions?
What Is Our Mission?
Who Is Our Customer?
What Does The Customer Value?
What Are Our Results?
What Is Our Plan?
Sometimes, we tend to overlook the most important questions because they seem to obvious. And while the questions in the book do seem simple enough, the answers themselves are not. But this concise book does answer them all quite thoroughly.
“Never subordinate the mission in order to get money. If there are opportunities that threaten the integrity of the organization, you must say no.” - Peter Drucker, Author of The Five Most Important Questions
I love that the book discusses the process of self-assessment to transitioning towards leadership and explores answers from a diverse group of leaders representing a wide array of sectors.
5 Most Important Questions also features (very important to me) opinions of thoughts on leadership from many female leaders, and includes expanded observations from Drucker along with anecdotes from other management heavyweights such as commentary from six distinguished management gurus, including Jim Collins (of Good to Great book fame), Judith Rodin (Rockefeller Foundation president) and Frances Hesselbein (chairman of Leader to Leader Institute and former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA).
I suppose it's true - great things do come in small 100-page packages (that's hundreds of pages less than Vogue's some fashion magazine's September issues, FYI) so it would be a short but worthwhile read. 5 Questions is available easily on Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.
PS : Joan Kuhl will be speaking on June 4th in NYC about "Moving From Achieving To Leading At Work". Click Here For More Info.