You have to focus on success, especially unexpected success, and run with it. Most problems cannot be solved—most problems can only be survived. And one survives problems by making them irrelevant because of success. This is a matter, above all, of placing people. What I have learned to do is to take a sheet and list our opportunities and the risks. And then I make a list of a few priorities—one cannot do too much. Then I take a list of the best-performing, ablest people in the organization and try to match those two.
Author: Peter F. Drucker
Source: Across the Board (ATB)
Subjects: Management, Opportunity, Problems / Solutions, Success / Failure