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How do I define LEADERSHIP? by Jeff McPheeters

[from a newsletter article I had composed more than seven years ago]

"How do you define 'LEADERSHIP,'" she asked me!

Priscilla and I were in having a discussion about leadership qualities and I had pointed out that I didn't particularly think that F.A.T. (Faithful, Available, and Teachable) consultants would automatically make good leaders. I qualified that statement by saying that I did think it indicates a good follower and that all good leaders must first be good followers! Why? Because, they would also need to CONTINUE to be good followers, looking to others in higher leadership positions in order to continue to grow and develop their leadership skills. The business of leadership, particularly servant leadership, assumes the leader is faithful, available, and teachable CONTINUALLY. But it's not what I consider to be a DISTINGUISHING characteristic of true leaders. Thus, the question was asked ...and I had to come up with an answer. Read More...
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