Leaders are responsible for effectiveness. Much has been written about effectiveness—some of the best of it by Peter Drucker. He has such a great ability to simplify concepts. One of the things he tells us is that efficiency is doing the right, but effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Leaders can delegate efficiency, but they must deal personally with effectiveness. Of course, the natural question is “how.” We could fill many pages dealing with how to be effective, but I would like to touch on just two ways.
The first is the understanding that effectiveness comes about through enabling others to reach their potential—both their personal potential and their corporate or institutional potential.
Another way to improve effectiveness is to encourage roving leadership. Roving leadership arises and expresses itself at varying times and in varying situations, according to the dictates of those situations. Roving leaders have the special gifts or the special strengths or the special temperament to lead in these special situations. They are acknowledged by others what are already to follow them.
~ Max DePree, Leadership Is An Art