Who is the ideal Executive in your mind? You may say: “He must be a leader, motivator, manager, charismatic person, rationalist and skeptic, predictor of the future and so on”. And you will be right. But don’t you feel confused after listing all these qualities? Don’t you think there are too many functions for one person? If so, Dr. Adizes would shake your hand and recommend to read his book "The Ideal Executive: Why You Cannot Be One and What to Do About It”.
What is this book about?
Dr. Adizes thinks that it is impossible for one person to be a perfect Manager. He distinguishes four Management types – four components that may exist in each man in certain proportions and proposes to combine people with different dominant components to compose a complementary team of managers who will provide efficiency in the long term.
Let’s get acquainted with four described types:
Each type is predisposed to different activities:
No one can perform all four roles at the same time. A normal person can perform one or two roles at a time. Some, the rare ones, can perform three roles.
That is why a successful Manager is not one person. It’s a team of people with different dominant components in their РАЕI-codes. It means that there shouldn’t be “clear” types with the only one function. Conversely, it’s important to assemble versatile people with one dominant type. Otherwise, “clear” "P", "A", "E" and "I" wouldn’t understand each other.
We have provided you just a passage from the Dr. Adizes book. If you are interested in more details – follow adizes.com and get acquainted with one of the most unsurpassed business consultants in the world.
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