Monday, October 27, 2014

James Kouzes and Barry Posner on Leadership

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.

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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:
  1. Leadership is everyone’s business. “It’s possible for everyone to lead.”
  2. Leadership is a relationship. “It’s not the Web of technology that matters the most, it’s the web of people.”
  3. Leadership starts with action. “Waiting for permission to begin is not characteristic of leaders. Acting with a sense of urgency is.”
  4. 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.” 

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