From Lego to McKinsey, distracted leaders can harm companies

From Lego to McKinsey, distracted leaders can harm companies
In business, distractions can lead to managerial overload and complexity. (Image: Depositphotos)
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By Adrian Wooldridge If the best management minds agree on anything, it is the importance of corporate focus. Peter Drucker, an Austrian-American management consultant and educator, repeatedly argued that deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. Apple chief executive Tim Cook once said that “we believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe in saying no to thousands of projects so that we can focus on the few.” Tom Peters, who recently announced his retirement from writing after de...

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