The Science of Surprises

By Brad Fregger

It is important to remember that everything revolves around the goal of
"getting things done." The effective leader and the ineffective manager
have the same ultimate goal: get done what needs to get done.

Brad Fregger is the CEO of Groundbreaking Press.

This essay is part of a special series on Being an Effective Leader. The essays were originally published in Beyneynu, an Austin, Texas based newsletter published by Barry Silverberg.

This series of essays has been devoted to the concept of Effective Leadership and Enlightened Companies. Earlier I defined the effective leader as someone who, "gets the job done in ways that increases the competence, confidence and potential of the individual team members, while building a team that can accomplish the seemingly impossible (at least the extremely difficult); all to the long-term benefit of the organization."

This is true for every organization on Earth, from the street gangs of Los Angeles, to the board rooms of New York City, from the revolutionaries in Africa, to the floor of Parliament in England. An Enlightened Organization recognizes Effective Leadership and creates the environment in which it can excel so that the organization's goals may be achieved.

On of the important charateristics of the effective leader is to be able to embace surprises.

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