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Leadership, what a topic.

Leadership, what a topic.

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On this word enough books and blogs have been written to fill an office. What can be said that has not been said time after time? What can be added to the depth of words spoken and written on the subject?

Leadership is fundamentally someone or ones steeping out in courage to go somewhere, to attempt something. This something does not have to be new or original. Leading is simply moving forward, striving against fear and the unknown in our own lives and encouraging others to do the same.

Leadership does not take brilliance, it takes boldness. Success might take brilliance but that is another topic. Leadership is showing up and striving. Leadership is recognizing that each step is just that, a step. And each step is a risk with its own rewards or catastrophes.

Leadership is not rocket science, which is why there are so many books on it and so few on rocket sciences. Leadership is motion, not aimless motion but intentional motion, motion with a presumed goal; an intended agenda.

So if you have somewhere to go, go. And perhaps as you go if you invite them, someone might follow.

Blessings

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Greg Rolfe

5 years ago #3

Harvey I agree with your statement. Leaders take responsibility for the outcome of the project. Nice addition, thank you.

Greg Rolfe

5 years ago #2

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Hi Tony, While I fully agree that there is the reality that we all learn a little different and one small shift in the way something is taught can spark understanding you do have to read or listen first. Many who fail to lead do so not because they failed to understand but because they failed to try to learn. Regardless I too choose to write something.

Harvey Lloyd

5 years ago #1

I believe the leadership definition varies widely depending on what perspective you see the events/situations. There has been tremendous viewpoints displayed across many channels. Sadly i feel leadership has become more of avantgarde "position" than a description of one's character or courage. Titles and positions are presented and imply to some degree that leadership is present. Leadership is a choice to take on the responsibility for the outcome. Not purely the execution of great skills or posturing. When i see leaders i see people fretting over the outcome and the processes needed to achieve. I agree @Gregg Rolfe that information on others past experience and understanding would probably fill up more than an office.

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