Why becoming a great leader can be challenging

A lot of leadership books talk about similiar actions needed to become a great leader. They talk about creating a vision, engaging and listening to your followers, and implementation. All of these we can do fairly easily with just a couple of bullet points showing us how, but it seems that is not thing we need as a leader. If it was, then there might be a lot more great leaders.

Michael McKinney over at the LeadershipNow Blog wrote a great article about the study of leadership and points out why leadership is more than vision, communication, and implementation.

The study of leadership is not the study of leadership at all, for leadership is the development of an individual’s whole being which is dynamic and ongoing.

There are a lot of great people who can convince a group to go a certain direction, but leaders are people who can do that while understanding what is best for the whole team. There have been so many “great” leaders out there that have fallen into ethical traps because they neglected developing there whole self.

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4 comments so far

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    […] Smith presents Why becoming a great leader can be challenging « The Organic Leadership Blog posted at The Organic Leadership Blog. A lot of leadership books talk about similar actions needed […]

  3. Ну и ну, с чего это так вот? Сомневаюсь, что можно сделать, чтобы раскрыть данную тему.

  4. Да с какой такой точки зрения правильно единственно так? Думаю, как можно раздвинуть этот обзор.


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