How does one define greatness?
Nelson Mandela’s death got me thinking about what makes a great leader? I am interested in exploring how genuine leadership can guide organizations towards greater individual and group effectiveness.
Let’s define leadership. I believe it is the application of leadership to a group of extraordinary individuals with a common vision or transcendent mission. A leader will be capable of inspiring others in the group to go beyond what might otherwise seem the norm.
Here is a short Q & A on leadership.
Doesn’t a successful organization expect its leader to have all the answers?
Nobody has all the answers, and this sort of expectation is one of the problems in ineffective hierarchies and toxic communities. In our culture, we want leaders to have all the answers, and we discredit them if they don’t. The media and partisan politics feed this attitude.
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