So what is leadership? The word lead means ‘to guide on a way by going in advance’ (Longman New Universal Dictionary). So it’s safe to say that leading involves taking someone on a journey from their current position to somewhere else. The journey can be physical as when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt or psychological as where a leader turns around the attitudes of a group of workers. Whichever it is, it involves change. You can’t be a leader unless you lead change of some kind. That’s what leaders do, they change things.
The Best Leadership description I have ever read. Simple words: to guide, way, in advance, movement, and change.
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