While working for a previous management consulting firm, I sought to bolster my grasp of leadership, business and economics and decided to keep a running journal of notes and insights. So I continue what I began the week before last, that is, capture some of those journal entries here.
I read a chapter from Warren Bennis et al. (2001) - Bringing Leadership Lessons from the Past to the Future, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner - and noted:
- Leadership is everyone’s business. “It’s possible for everyone to lead.”
- Leadership is a relationship. “It’s not the Web of technology that matters the most, it’s the web of people.”
- Leadership starts with action. “Waiting for permission to begin is not characteristic of leaders. Acting with a sense of urgency is.”
- Leadership development is self-development. “If we’re to ‘level-up’ and move beyond stage one, we need to enter the dark inner territory so that we can emerge from it into the light where we find our own true voice.”