Optimizing Management Effectiveness

In This Issue

  • Optimizing Management Effectiveness
  • Applying Peter Drucker's Management Theory to Small Business
  • The Management Effectiveness Trifecta™

Optimizing Management Effectiveness

This article is for small business owners, executives, and managers seeking to improve organizational and executive effectiveness with an ethical, people-centered approach. Peter Drucker is considered the father of modern management and the greatest management thinker ever. For over 30 years, he taught at Claremont Graduate University and established The Drucker School of Management.

Drucker had extensive experience as a consultant to IBM, General Motors, and Procter & Gamble. He is best known for his 39 books and most notably The Practice of Management (1954), which introduced a discipline of business management – the first in business history. He believed that a successful manager needs to understand subjects like psychology, science, and religion, and be guided by ethical and moral principles.

Many commentators believe this is the root cause of The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting, and the decline in employee engagement. Recent Gallop surveys reveal only 21% of employees are engaged at work and 33% of employees consider themselves to be thriving in their overall well-being.

Jim Clifton, former chairman of Gallop, and other authorities have been very vocal about the quality of managers and team leaders being the single biggest factor in an organization's long-term success.

Applying Drucker’s Management Theory to Small Business

Drucker was focused on decentralizing – or democratizing – management in the workplace. He wanted all employees to feel valued and empowered as if their contributions and voices mattered. I recommend The Effective Executive in Action: A Journal for Getting the Right Things Done (2006).

Delegation and Coaching

If your company has 20-34 employees, reported to be the stage of growth with the highest incidence of CEO burn-out, you must develop delegation skills. Also, recognize the importance of coaching your team members rather than being their boss.

Application of the DiSC dimensions of behavior can accelerate your progress.

Ready to Apply Some of Drucker's Timeless Principles and Implement a Proven Learning Experience That Can . . .

Engage every individual in building more effective relationships at work?

Develop the emotional intelligence necessary to support a thriving agile culture?

Teach Managers and Team Leaders to Become Coaches and Successfully Engage, Motivate, and Develop Their People?

Introducing the Management Effectiveness Trifecta™

Begin by providing Everything DiSC Workplace® and Everything DiSC Agile EQ™ to all team members.

Everything DiSC Workplace and Everything DiSC Agile EQ™ are assessment-based learning experiences that involve self-discovery and awareness.

Everything DiSC Workplace . . .

helps learners understand and adapt to the needs of the people around them

Results: Engage every individual in building more effective relationships at work.

Participant Take-Aways:

  • Discover the priorities, motivators, and stress triggers that shape their workplace experience.
  • Appreciate and value the different preferences and tendencies of others.
  • Identify actionable strategies for more successful interpersonal interactions.

Everything DiSC Agile EQ™ . . .

helps learners understand and adapt to the needs of the situation they experience. It enables social and emotional problem solving to support agility.

Results: Develop the emotional intelligence necessary to support a thriving agile culture.

Participant Take-Aways

  • Discover the instinctive mindsets that shape their responses and interactions
  • Recognize opportunities to stretch beyond what comes naturally to them
  • Stretch to use those mindsets (regardless of how comfortable they may be for that person

The Management Effectiveness Trifecta also includes Everything DiSC® Management

Everything DiSC® Management . . .

is a personalized learning experience proven to increase the effectiveness of anyone in a management role and focuses on:

• A manager’s DiSC Management style

• Effectively Directing, Delegating, Motivating, and Developing others

• Working with the manager’s manager.


Deeper their understanding of themselves, their direct reports, and their own managers using the DiSC® model

Participants Take-Aways

  • Discover how their management style influences their approach to decision-making, time management, and problem-solving.
  • Learn concrete strategies to help them adapt to the styles of their direct reports, enabling them to bring out the best in their people.

Click on the link below to learn more about the Management Effectiveness Trifecta™ and access the time-limited, discount on the three profiles.

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