February 09, 2011

Leadership through Learning..

Heyy Guys

Here is a perception of leadership, on which I eagerly wish to get your views..

I perceive, leadership to be the ability to learn and implement. As it can be said from most of our blog entries that we all agree upon the fact that there is no one definition of Leadership, neither can it be said to be a prescriptive formula.

Hence, looking at it from the point of view a leader, who has say just been assigned to his/her post, I perceive leadership lies in his/her ability to understand what the current scenario looks like, and then assess what qualities will he/she have to adopt, what role will he/she have to assume so as to drive the team effectively.

To me, the leader has the the task to drive the enablers (people, strategy, partnerships and resources, products and services, simply interpretted from the EFQM framework), and the enablers are by far, not constant in various scenarios (organizations) and same is with the results. Therefore, how can leadership be the same in different cases? And hence, in order to deliver effective leadership, is'nt it important to understand the enablers and the results aimed, so as to be able to deliver them? Is'nt it hence important to add learning ability to the definition of Leadership?

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  1. I absolutely agree that leadership is the ability to learn and implement. I have kind of written about it in response to your question on my blog, and in my new entry, but I think this is exactly the point! Well done for distilling it so nicely :D

    09 Feb 2011, 13:43

  2. Hey..Our team came up with a leadership definition which was quite similar. We thought about it for hours and concluded that Leadership is in essence the ’’ability’’ to unify the participants behind a common vision and bring out the maximum potentional in them! We also referred to the matrix by Paul and concluded that a leader must be ‘able’ to bring all the followers to the level of ‘STARS’ irrespective of where they are at the moment (Walking dead, urban terrorits, fans)

    13 Feb 2011, 14:29

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