The Kenyan Nomad

The Kenyan Nomad

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Leadership Definition

After some reflection, I came up with a definition of leadership. Of course, I feel that a leader is different based on the different situations that they face, so this was a broad definition. What do you guys think?

A great leader is someone who, in addition to enabling others to find purpose when faced with uncertainties, also embodies certain qualities. First of all, they know how to work well in their teams. They recognise and respect talents and work of all team members, and are able to effectively deal with the breaking of norms without offending or alienating any one teammate. A good leader is self-confident, motivated, and works hard to develop the team as a whole.
They have vision and do their work because they believe in it, not because they have to. They are able to plan well, and inspire and energise others in their team to commit. A good leader accepts responsibility for the team’s failures as well as successes, and views these as learning opportunities.
Finally, a good leader is one who is not afraid to be unconventional in order to bring about change.

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