May 06, 2010

Leadership and perception

It has been an interesting week thus far, learning about leadership, watching everyone trying to create their own definitions of leadership and advocating for theirs to be taken as the standard definition.  Personally, I feel leadership has a lot to do with the perception of the followers.  The attributes that one person seeks in a leader would differ from what another individual would seek. This is only a manifestation of the human psychology. My theory therefore is; for as long as there exists an element of variability in the human psychology and perception, there would never be a standard definition of leadership. 

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  1. I think your Philosophy can be attributed to anything, man. Many concepts can go under that. ”As long as we differ, we are not the same” ;)

    07 May 2010, 17:28

  2. Temi, I agree with you about perception playing a key role but I also strongly agree with Vera’s point.

    I think another reason why it may be hard to establish a standard definition of leadership is that individuals become protective over their believes and definitions that they are un-willing to totally accept that of others. And this, I think we experienced with the first group exercise….I’m sure if you ask all the groups, which definition ofl leadership was the best, they will say theirs.

    08 May 2010, 17:32

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