Managers—from the executive suite to the frontline—are critical leverage points in your organization. Are they equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to inspire their teams and deliver results? Share this quick, actionable management primer to make sure they're on track for high performance.
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At the top of every CEO's wish list is the ability to see the future. The CEO has to constantly ask: What can we realistically aim to achieve? Will we meet these targets? What roadblocks lie ahead?
The CEO who sets clear goals, helps the organization achieve them reliably, and knows early when one of them will not be hit—that is a CEO who can deliver predictable performance. Based on that skill, he will earn the trust of investors, employees, board members, and all other stakeholders.
In his classic text On War, first published in 1832, the Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz explores the complexities of large-scale military engagements. The book spends a whole chapter on the concept of "friction"—the accumulated difficulties of the battlefield that, as Clausewitz puts it, "distinguish real War from War on paper." In other words, friction is the difference between a clear, well-conceived battle plan and the bloody, confusing reality of battle.