Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Leadership - What does it mean?

Take a look at the word LEADERSHIP - what does it mean?

Let's look at it differently... LEAD-ER-SHIP or maybe we should say LEAD YOUR SHIP. It is likely that somewhere along the way, this might have been the true origin of the word as the historical leaders were also captains of some ship or some army. However, in this day and age, your ship is the team you serve, the team you have the privilege of leading and notice I did not say "your team". They are not yours. The ship or rather department might be your responsibility, but the people are not yours.

Thus, LEADERSHIP might mean "Figuring out how to lead those people who are tasked with helping you run your division, team, company, etc". Leading those people is more important to long term producivity than managing all the tasks that they do. Contagious Leaders focus on the leading of people and not the managing of stuff - you can delegate stuff. Can't you?

Stay Contagious!

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