Last Week's Leadership Definition:
Leadership is something that someone has inside of them that motivates other people to do/not do things. People don't necessarily try to be a leader.
New Leadership Definition:
Leadership is something that someone has inside of them that they can choose to use or not use, OR it can exist without their awareness, that can be good or bad. It depends on the situation and it motivates and inspires other people to do or not do things. People don't try to be a leader all of the time because sometimes just having followers makes a leader.
After reading "Deciding What You Believe" and "The Ethics of Right Vs. Right", I gained some clarity on how I look at leadership. I believe that leaders are born, not made; relational, not individual; everywhere, not positional; engagement & intent, not results, coercive and non-coercive, not just coercive; vision, not framing; and ethical and unethical, not just ethical. I had a hard time choosing vision because I didn't fully understand that. I couldn't choose between secular vs. spiritual because I don't know how I feel about that yet.
Terry,R. (2001)."Deciding what you believe." Seven zones for leadership: Acting authentically in stability and chaos (pp. 20- 40). Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing, Inc.
Kidder, R. M. (2003). "Overview: The ethics of right vs. right." How Good People Make Tough Choices (pp. 13 ‐ 29). New York: Simon & Schuster.