This Week's Definition: Leadership is the ability to unify others under one goal or idea, and to be able to push that group towards the goal, while promoting an energetic and positive environment, while ensuring that all members feel appreciated and useful as part of the team
Last Week's Definition: Leadership is the ability to unify others under one goal or idea, and to be able to spur them to achieve this goal and to improve their performance while promoting an energetic and positive environment.
Analysis: My leadership definition has changed because of several things discussed in class as well as our most recent reading. Without followers and members of a group, there is no one for a leader to even lead. This means that a leader must support and nurture each and every member of his group, to ensure his own powers as a leader, and to unify the group. Also, the world doesn't work nearly as well operating independently, anything can be accomplished with cooperation and unified idea sharing and thinking.
Komives, S.R., Lucas, N., & McMahon, T.R. (1998). "Interacting in Teams and Groups." Exploring Leadership: For College Students who want to make a difference (pp. 165-194). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.