Leadership

Leadership

Great Leaders

As leadership expert Warren Bennis once stated, "leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, the ability to set their sights on the things that truly merit attention. Not a bad skill set for the rest of us, either. It is the job of leaders to develop a vision—establish what matters and articulate why—set direction, and inspire others. Leadership does not rely on one’s title, seniority, or ability to exert power. Rather, leaders emerge at any level; they cultivate a desire in those with whom they collaborate to strive toward a common goal—which can be accomplished successfully through any number of styles of leadership. Recent research on leadership skills establishes the increasing importance of inner resources such as self-awareness and self-mastery.

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