What exactly, Leadership is? This is a question with a lot of levels and not a singular answer!
But those definitions are not grasped the other connotations, carried out by the word. At least as it used today.
As I have mentioned elsewhere, I think that there are a lot of ideas and “don’t”s, a Leader (or an everyday person, for that matter) should employ in his/hers everyday life and business.
For me, though, leadership is the skill, art, science, discipline of someone to:
self-directed in indented, principle-based, goals, influencing at the same time, in a positive manner, his/hers relathionships or circles (personal, friends, work, business, etc.)
Therefore I’d like to see the term as a wrapper or a “catch-all term“, that indicates a cluster of different varied principles, such as:
- Vision development
- Personal development and effectiveness
- Execution discipline
- (Self) Management
- decision Making
- Skill development
- Technical proficiency
All of that, and even more perhaps, constitute aspects of what Leadership is, and everyone participates in a larger picture, we can define it, from outside, as Leadership.
Instead of define (ergo limit it in context, content, and depth) leadership, though, I would like to furnish a different approach, aloof from the “formal” path.
Leadership is the intended actions of a responsible and accountable person, in order to define, design, develop, orchestrated and carried through his life (personal and professional life) in a mode that enhance his/her life and those of around him/her.
What do you think? This description can help you in broadening your actions and thoughts, towards your goals?
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