Tuesday, April 19, 2016

On Leadership

Leadership is simply the successful way of working with people. That is one thing I have learned from getting past the half-way point of my doctorate in organizational leadership.

It doesn't matter if your leadership style is servant, transactional, transformational, or any other. If you work with a successful group, your example matters more than those in unsucessful organizations.

I don't mean that in a failing organization that you can't be a good leader.

I mean that the way self-improvement culture teaches is that successful businesses have good leaders and failing ones don't.

This is a mistaken thought.

Leadership is the more successful way of working with people. You can have an executive that is failing and still be a successful example-leader in the organization.

Leadership, simply, is what a leader does. It doesn't matter if authority is there or not.