A Leader Is…

How do you complete that definition? What are the specific characteristics that define a leader? What are the requirements and opportunities that delineate leadership? Looking around popular culture and workplace wisdom, we might easily expect to hear words like influence, responsibility, vision, and decisiveness. I agree that these are qualities that are desirable in most … Continue reading A Leader Is…

A Leader is Best…?

What are the best attributes of a leader? There is a famous quote on leadership from Lao Tzu that many are familiar with: A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. I understand the intent of the observation: … Continue reading A Leader is Best…?

Excerpt: ‘In Group’ Followership

Having spent a little time in Japan, one concept that I’ve learned about is the sense of there being an ‘in group’ and an ‘out group’. There are people with whom you are connected–by commonality, experience, relationship–and there is everybody else. Without a strong notion of association as a member of a particular ‘in group’, we are … Continue reading Excerpt: ‘In Group’ Followership

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