26 October 2011
So what is leadership? Before we begin, I think it will be helpful to frame a definition of leadership by comparing it to its counterpart, management. It's important that we define terms first, because Words Are Powerful. We come from different cultures and we bring different experiences with us where ever we go – if you bring a belief that leadership is positional, not personal, then you may not understand what I write in this blog. It's important then, that we have a common language of leadership in order for us to fully comprehend the complete message regarding The Four Directions. So what is Leadership in this context? Here's what General Colin Powell says about Leadership and Management:
"Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible."
Often the terms "leadership" and "management" are used interchangeably, but I believe they are very different. In the next several posts, I'll compare and contrast leadership and management so you will have context for The Four Directions.