Defining Leadership 6

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Last week:
Leadership is having influence over a group, who share similar goals and philosophies as the leader. Leadership begins with one's core values and priorities in life, which can help direct their decisions and behavior.

This week:
Leadership is having influence over a group, who share similar goals and philosophies as the leader. Leadership begins with one's core values and priorities in life, which can help direct their decisions and behavior. A leader should be able to view all different perspectives of the group.

Difference:
I added this last part to the definition because I strongly agree with the balcony perspective, according to Heifetz (2002). A leader needs the capability of viewing the picture as a whole. They can not get too involved, or they won't be able to see the smaller contributions the entire group is making.

Citation:
Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M. (2002). "Get on the balcony." Leadership on the Line: Staying alive through the dangers of leading (pp. 51 - 74). Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

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