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Administrative Types and Entrepreneurial Types


A friend and leader introduced me to the work and thinking of Ichak Adizes, Ph. D.

Through extensive and credible work with corporate leaders, Dr. Adizes has developed an incredible framework to diagnose and manage the lifecycle of an organization. I’m reading Managing Corporate Lifecycles and have to stop to make about six notes on each page. The insights are profound, practical, and clear!!! I dare say his thinking is… Drucker-like!

Here’s just one little nugget – distinguishing ‘Administrative Types’ and ‘Entrepreneurial Types’.

The entrepreneurial type asks, “What else can we do?”

The administrative type asks, “What less can we do?”