Leadership and Achievement

The human motivation to “achieve” is key to economic growth

However, “achievement” specifically refers to an individual entrepreneur.

 

They may be regarded as heroic and individual in their achievement and be regarded as a “leader”.

 

But this “leader” is typically not a “leader of men”

For example, a boy building things can decide if he has done a good job. He doesn't need someone else to appraise his performance

 

These days, we have evolved into a society that requires relationships in organisation.People must work together, rather than have individual achievements. Therefore a whole different set of skills are required than those that are required from an individual “achievement” level.

 

A managers task is not to sell, but to inspire others to sell

which requires different personal goals.

 

These managers are often guys of high achievement, but don't have skills required to inspire others to achieve.

 

On the other hand. People who are employed may themselves be after “achievement” but are often “working for others” - which is not where they want to be. And hence will not perform to their potential.

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