There is a lot of talk of late about leadership, the lack of leadership and the need for leadership. But what is leadership?
Leadership is leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this.
A leader comes to the front in case of crisis, and is able to think and act in creative ways in difficult situations.
There are as many quotations about leadership as there are people who talk about it, here are few for your consideration.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.
"Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Barack Obama
To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone. - Harry Truman
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. - Samuel Johnson
No matter how hard-fought the issue, never get personal. Don't say or do anything that may come back to haunt you on another issue, another day. Do your homework. You can't lead without knowing what you're talking about. The American legislative process is one of give and take. Use your power as a leader to persuade, not intimidate. Be considerate of the needs of your colleagues, even if they're at the bottom of the totem pole." George H W Bush
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan
“The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” ― Kenneth H. Blanchard
Well that is what others think leadership is; what do you think?
Thanks to ideachampions.com and google images for the graphic