Managing the Boss ---「上司」を見出しサポートする(9月16日のドラッカー)

ここでいうBossは、上司に限らない。そして、この節は組織内部だけに通用することではない。boss listには誰を挙げてもよい。bossとして妥当かどうかよりも、listを作成し、それに基づき仕事をしていくことが重要。
日本語訳では、boss listの作成については省略されている。訳されていない箇所は色を変えた。省略で趣旨が分かりやすくなっているのは事実だけど。

Almost everybody has at least one boss.

And the trend is for knowledge workers to have
an increasing number of bosses, an increasing
number of people on whose approval and
appraisal they depend, and whose support they

There are keys to success in managing bosses.


First, put down on a piece of paper a "boss
list", everyone to whom you are accountable,
everyone who appraises you and your work,
everyone on whom you depend to make effective
your work and that of your people.

Next, go to each of the people on the boss
list at least once a year and ask, "What do
I do and what do my people do that helps
do your job?"

And, "What do we do that hampers you and
makes life more difficult for you?"


It is your job to enable each of your
bosses to perform as unique individuals

according to their working styles.


Your bosses should feel comfortable that
you are playing to their strengths and
safeguarding them from their limitations
and weaknesses