The offering of consulting and management services can be done via a text book approach or by inspiration. Biting Lynx prides itself to have chosen the latter of the two.
In Peter Drucker’s book, “The Effective Executive,” he coined the expression “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” The measure of the executive is the ability to “get the right things done.” Although this sounds really simple, in order to accomplish this, it usually involves doing what other people have overlooked, as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Skills like intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the drive to mold them into results. Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can and must be learned:
- Managing time
- Choosing what to contribute to the organization
- Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect
- Setting the right priorities
- Meld the above together with effective decision-making
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things”
Peter F. Drukcer (1967)
“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; Leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the wall”
Stephen Covey (1989).
In Stephen Covey’s 1989 book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, Covey presents an integrated approach for addressing personal and professional problems. He reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity―principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
Biting Lynx strives to embody all of these principles in its projects.