Directing People Takes Time

the-efficient-executive.jpg“To spend a few minutes with people is simply not productive… The manager who thinks that he can discuss the plans, direction, and performance of one of his subordinates in fifteen minutes–and many managers believes this–is just deceiving himself.”

– Peter Drucker in The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials). 1967.

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