Do we know what leadership is any more?

by Robin on May 15, 2013

There was a poll carried out by trainingzone.co.uk this month about whether or not people were managed by someone who was a good leader.  As with any referendum, the terms used in the question really matter.  I was interested whether ‘Leadership’ had a commonly understood definition and whether, therefore, any such poll could tell us anything.

If, as I woud contend, that leadership = good and manager = bad; then what 48% of those who responded were really saying was “My Manager is rubbish”.  Now that may be true, but perhaps others had a more developed idea of leadership and were actually saying – I don’t need to follow someone, but I do need to be managed?

Who knows, but you can read my musings on the subject here.

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