Seems in these modern times we're only concerned with the destination. How we make the trip doesn't seem to concern folks to much. Sort of "doesn't matter how you get there just so ya get there' To me, the kind of trip you make is just as important as where you arrive.
It seems to me, and I may be very wrong, that most "leaders" are more about building their own egos than truly leading. It's kind of an illness that's become extremely popular. There's also this idea that we somehow need to transfer responsibility for our lives to someone else to fix. Not in all cases, but really, the more we rely on someone else to fix things in our lives, the more angry and disallusioned we're going to become about leaders, governments and organizations.
I think a lot of present leaders are good guys in many respects, but "good" takes second place to their own egos.
I think it's a paradigm shift to begin to have real leaders among us, as well as a paradigm shift for their followers expectations.
My take is the true leader leads him/herself. If others note these good qualities, they have the opportunity to become as these people are.
However, since we are mostly like ships without rudders, we look to someone greater than ourselves to guide us. It seems only a few realize they have all they need within themselves to guide and lead their own way. It's a process that must come through self awareness, I believe.
I have always been the epitome, of the leader style, I had my own rules, was an over average student, that could have been better, Lead with my fashion styles, rather than follow others, made a few bad decisions, but...
I spent whole this evening debating the leadership however, I want to ask hubbers, what is leadership in your view. Define.. Do you think leaders and managers are the same or different?Only serious content please!