March 07, 2011

'Leadership' steps forward..

I am reminded again of the definition of leadership as developed by us. In the discussion for the definition, we came across this conflict that whether or not, it is the job of the leader to envision. While on one side it was argued that yes, it is the job of the leader to envision. It was said that there is more to the 'goal' aspect of the definition of leadership, i.e. whether or not 'setting' goals is a part of leadership. On the other hand it was argued that 'setting' goals should come from the team. Nothing may be imposed.

While I agreed at that time, but again, it comes to my mind today, that if leadership is considered not from a specific team's perspective but from the perspective of  somebody initiating a motion towards something beyond the status quo, it is leadership!!

It may not be said that the job of the leader is to envision, but, someone can envision and dare to be the first mover only if he/she has leadership qualities.

This comes to my mind as i read the words 'lack of leadership in the industry' which were used in one of the journal articles in the context that there is a need for someone to take the first step in the industry, to move towards green initiatives.. It hence to me, is Leadership, that steps forward!

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  1. Hi Awal, your last few lines reminded me one article I read recently. It was about Honda (Japanese car company). On Polish news site they wrote that Honda changed their vision and will go more green. It was interesting to read that all of the comments were negative and people wanted Honda to keep making nice sport-ish cars. This was because it was a website for car maniacs, but still it shows that there is a tough challenge for future leaders, if we get any, any soon ;)

    14 Mar 2011, 18:46

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