“Leadership is Influence, Nothing more, Nothing less.” — John Maxwell
As our world becomes more complex, with more activities and beliefs tugging for attention on the world stage, what difference does leadership make? And why would anyone promote a particular type of leadership?
I wrote a couple of years ago that there are only two sources of leadership: that which comes from our position and that which comes from our character, our “who-we-are.” Character isn’t a list of traits or behaviors. Character comes from a Latin word that means image. Our character is who we are on the inside.
A friend once said his training as a triathlete changed when his attitude changed from practicing for a triathlon to deciding he was a triathlete. There is a difference between attempting a triathlon and becoming a triathlete. There is a difference between teaching a lesson and being a teacher. And there is a huge difference between leading some group or activity and being a leader.
Continue reading on SmartBlogs.com…
- New To Leadership? If You Only Do One Thing, Do This (forbes.com)
- Lance Armstrong wins SuperFrog triathlon, says ‘I am not banned from life’ (video) (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
- 5 Things to Know About the New Triathlon Store Tri360 (washingtonian.com)
- Principles of Growing Leadership (gregorypratt.net)