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What is Leadership?

What is Leadership?

Naked Leader Week – 330 – Monday 19 October 2009

What is Leadership?

Time to read – 3 minutes

When I started in this leadership business, I used to run five day Leadership Academies, and on day one I used to facilitate a session on the difference between “leadership”, and “management” – I asked people to come up with their own ideas, and thoughts.

We most often concluded that “leadership” is about who you are, “management” about what you do.”

In recent years I have dropped such a session (not least because my leadership events are now much more fast-track), and then I was in Saudi a few weeks ago, and someone asked the question.

And it quickly became apparent that perhaps the conclusions of a few years ago may not apply today.

I once did a NL Week that said, who cares, get on with taking action and achieving results.

So, focusing on “Leadership”, in the fast moving, knowledge obsessed technology world, what is it?

What do you think?

Our weekly poll – does giving a definition to leadership really matter?

Yes, or No

If Yes, what’s yours?

If no, why not?

With my love and best wishes


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