From time to time we need to assess whether our leaders in politics and business and even the leader in ourselves, measure to the definition.
Leadership is the ability to enthuse, to inspire, to create, to accomplish goals for the greater good.
Some seek leadership, some are promoted to it, some are elected to it and some have it thrust upon them. There is gentle leadership, ego leadership, benevolent leadership, partisan leadership, inspiring leadership and even tyrannical leadership. Whichever style is chosen by any individual, given the opportunity to lead, is based on character and character is the outward quality of one’s inner being.
Character is a visible piece of the heart that others see when action is required.
In these times of political rhetoric, of constant change, of interdependency and minute interconnections, where truly the out-breath of one is the in-breath of another, leaders, in all their forms, need to look for and then act for the greater good.
Anything less diminishes character and keeps leaders from their potential of greatness.