Sunday, May 21, 2006

What is Leadership?

I've been trying to address and get others to understand this question for the last few years. We all know it when we see it, but it doesn't mean we know how to do it or what it entails. How do you figure out how to build your leadeership skills?

The typical answer: come to my class and I'll teach you. Not quite. A lot more is needed. Things such as practicing leadership (leadership is like swimming or driving. Are you ready just by sitting in a class and hearing about it? No!). And then you have to get some feedback.

I've found a number of excellent sources of information, some good books, etc. I'll be sharing some of these, as well as other things, as time goes on.

Let me know your thoughts on leadership?

BTW, a typical answer to what is leadership is "the ability to get other(s) to do something willingly." The last part is key, as we are all familiar with the drill sergeant style of leadership (or lack thereoff!)

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