What Does Leadership Mean to You?

A Google search for the word “leadership” returned nearly 800 million results, including a basic definition: the action of leading a group of people or an organization. There are nearly endless supplies of books, periodicals, articles and conference sessions on the subject.

So for a word so prevalent in our vernacular, with a definition so seemingly straightforward, why do our approaches to leadership, even our opinions of what makes a great leader, vary so greatly?

Because when we take a step beyond that definition, and ask ourselves HOW, WHEN, maybe IF we should lead, the words, phrases, even emotions that bubble to the surface can be as diverse as the individuals asking the question.

In preparation for Lee Bouche’s presentation about Developing Your Leadership Presence on Nov. 15, 2016, consider your own definition of leadership. Ask yourself, what does it mean to lead? Which qualities are necessary to be a leader? How about a good or great leader? And how do your own definitions affect your unique approach to leadership?

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