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Management article
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Reference no. 89411
Authors: Anna Pearson
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Published in: "Harvard Business Review", 1989

Abstract

Successful general managers stress fundamentals. Whatever their leadership style, they invariably focus their efforts on the six tasks that lay the foundation for effective performance: shaping the work environment, setting strategy, allocating resources, developing managers, building the organization, and overseeing operations. Together these tasks are the key to setting priorities and making the right things happen.

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Abstract

Successful general managers stress fundamentals. Whatever their leadership style, they invariably focus their efforts on the six tasks that lay the foundation for effective performance: shaping the work environment, setting strategy, allocating resources, developing managers, building the organization, and overseeing operations. Together these tasks are the key to setting priorities and making the right things happen.

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