Daily Archives: May 11, 2010

What is a leader?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams

I am leading when ________________________________

What do you think of yourself as a leader?  

What style of leadership do you use?

What are the most important qualities of a leader?

Everyone is a leader.  Some would argue that you need followers in order to be a leader.  Why is that necessary?

A leader is a person who can influence someone else, that is all a leader really does.  Some leaders do it on a grand scale, with a vision that penetrates the hearts of millions and others lead on a much more subtle scale.

Leadership and what makes a leader are continually being debated with nearly every person having their own opinion of what leadership is.  The qualities of a leader and what character traits are important provide are fodder for lengthy discussions.  

The best leader it seems  can create an intention, a powerful vision and step back and let those who embrace the vision take it on and shape it and make it happen. 

What do you think a leader is?