"Leadership is a quest of men seeking to find themselves and in so seeking, they shape the lives of other people."
The above definition of leadership can be construed to mean that the effects one person has on other people are simply the unintended results of that person's search for his identity and destiny. I disagree with this particular formulation of leadership because of its passive tone and its egocentric direction. To me true leadership should be directed centrifugally, so to speak, in that a would-be leader should actively assume the reins of duty and responsibility not for his own self-fulfillment but for the well-being of others. Indeed, people who "do their own thing", and in so doing unintentionally manage to change the lives of other people, are not leaders in the truest sense of the word. They are like the comets that blazed ever so brightly in the evening sky but soon are decimated by their self-consuming brilliance.
Great leaders throughout the ages have shared a common wisdom that transcended time and space--- the wisdom of perseverance, which aimed at the renewal of the sense of unity not only in the leaders immediate environment, but more generally in the area of humanity's shared beliefs and verities. I like to think that wisdom and authority should go together. The reality is, they do mix but only occasionally. On those rare occasions, I can say with certainty that the potential for unfetterd human interaction and development is achieved for no other reason than both ruler and ruled are acting in complete unison of purpose.
by Elayne7 years ago
Some believe you are either born as a leader or as a follower - which are you, and are you self made or a natural?Personally, I would rather follow than lead, but I don't like to be led astray!!
by NGRIA Bassett8 years ago
better late than never
by underhiswings8 years ago
Do all religious roads lead to life? Or is there only one narrow way??Will many find it or will just a few?
by Mary Hyatt5 years ago
My feed is full of "shares" by a Hubber. HP recommends we do not share our own Hubs too frequently, why can't that apply to multiple sharings by the same Hubber for other Hubs. I don't think they...
by mandybeau8 years ago
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...
by wesleyacarter8 years ago
knowledge : intelligencewisdom : information-the difference between knowing a thing and using a thing. between reading about it and living it.-one created by experience, the other created by external means. -what does...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.