What does “leadership” mean to me?

I see “leadership” as a person’s position relative to others. With this position, the “leader” is bestowed with the responsibility and legitimacy to influence or impact his/her followers.  At work, leaders provide direction to their fellow colleagues. At home, parents – as leaders – nurture and provide for their children. Religious leaders provide inspiration and guidance to their congregations while military leaders command their army.

Regardless of the situation, “leadership” is operationalised within the context of a “vision” (where we want to go) and a “mission” (purpose of going there).  Thus, “leadership” also involves expectations on how a leader should carry himself/herself, throughout the journey, both in good and bad times.

John Maxwell discusses leadership via the 5 P – levels: Position, Permission, Production, People Development, Personhood.

Image

Picture taken from: http://www.johnmaxwell.com

In fact, one of the “Maxwell-ism” quote says “Leadership is Influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.”

To me, leadership is a privilege and a blessing.  

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s