Leadership is the ability to bring people from different backgrounds and groups into a purposeful team by engaging them to work in a cooperative fashion to deliver the wanted result towards a shared dream.
Leadership is the ability to look for variety of people that can do specific tasks and engaging them to work in a cooperative and complementary fashion to deliver the wanted result towards a shared dream.
This week's definition did not change too much from last week. But I have learned significantly from this week's discussions. As we started doing Strengths Finder Assessment, we learned more about our top five talents that we can turn into strengths. Before the poewrpoint presentation of Brian, I thought that we should focus more on weaknesses so that we will become all-rounded in many areas. However, I realized that we should focus on our strengths more, so we can make a team that can supplement each other. In fact, according to "Understanding Why People Follow," "leaders stay true to who they are - and then make sure they have the right people around them." It is crucial for leaders to pick people that will complement and supplement their strengths and weaknesses. A team should be rounded, not individuals.
Reference: Rath, T. and Conchie, B. (2009). Strengths-based Leadership: Great teams, leaders, and why people follow. "Understanding why people follow" (pp.79 - 91) Gallup Press: Washington, D.C.