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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 08:11 AM

23. Why Clever And Lazy Leaders Are More Efficient

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-clever-and-lazy-leaders-are-more-efficient-2013-11

For our purposes we’ll credit von Hammerstein-Equord with the quote that he divides his officers into four groups based on their behavioral habits:

There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined.
So the groups are set as follows:

clever and diligent
stupid and lazy
clever and lazy
stupid and diligent
To map it out into terms of the 21st century, we could see it like this:



Surprisingly, stupid and lazy officers were not seen as the worst of the bunch:

One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent — he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.
This probably applies to those who are diligent but uninformed, as well. The problem being that any work done by these people is unnecessary or pointless—they simply need to be pointed in the right direction by someone else to make their hard work worthwhile.



Read more: http://blog.bufferapp.com/why-clever-laziness-could-get-you-a-top-leadership-job#ixzz2koW9egZF

Read more: http://blog.bufferapp.com/why-clever-laziness-could-get-you-a-top-leadership-job#ixzz2koVwWaFk

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