Thursday, February 2, 2012

Defining Leadership

I am always searching for a good definition of leadership. Here's one that I came up with this morning. Leadership consists of the ability to guide one's self in private and manage oneself before others. In other words, a leaders operate according to just principle in isolation from others and in the presence of God, then he manifests habits of justice before others. This means that he possesses integrity in every domain of life. He exercises holistic character, which is not motivated by the witness of others but by a desire to act according to the principle. What would appear to be leadership to others is actually the manifestation of self-management. In other words, what you or I see as leadership in leaders is not the whole exercise of leadership, but merely the manifestation of an already covered leader – a leader who has already govern himself. Self-control is the prerequisite for social control.

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