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The effective leader focuses on managing himself or herself for effectiveness. Getting “the right things done” is the mission, not increasing personal efficiency. It is easy to lapse into the rut of simply being efficient by managing piles of reports, calls, emails and meetings. After hitting the efficiency wall, leaders must focus on effectiveness strategies to gain ground.

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  • "The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done", Peter F. Drucker, 1966.

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The author of this page is Terry Gardiner

Terry Gardiner is the founder and President of Silver Lining Seafoods and NorQuest Seafoods - a medium size Alaska seafood processing companies; and currently Board member of the Anvil Corporation, an employee owned company specializing in oil and gas engineering.

His co-operative experiences include member director of the Commercial Fishermen Co-operative association; creation of legislation for the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and advisor to the US Dept of Health and Social Services for the state Health CO-OPs.

Terry served ten years as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives -several legislative committee chairmanships, Speaker of the House, Chairman of the Alaska Criminal Code Commission and board member on various state and federal boards and commissions.

His non-profit experiences include National Policy Director for the Small Business Majority in Washington DC; working with the Herndon Alliance and ForTerra.

Terry authored the leadership book, "Six-Word Lessons to Build Effective Leaders: 100 Lessons to Equip Your People to Create Winning Organizations".

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