Ken Blanchard loves to challenge leaders with the question, “If a reporter stuck a mic in your face and said you’ve got 30 seconds – What’s your leadership point of view? What would you say?”
What seemed like a relatively simple assignment became quite challenging. One reason – we discovered there are over 6000 definitions of leadership! No wonder we were confused. Everyone within the organization had picked his or her favorite definition. None of them were bad, they were just different. This explained in part, why we were having such a difficult time with leadership development. We were pursuing different destinations. After the lengthy process I briefly described above, we reached a conclusion. It may seem counterintuitive to many, but we decided that our point-of-view was simply stated:
Great Leaders Serve
How Great Leaders Serve will be the focus of upcoming posts. Until then I’d love to hear from you. The microphone is yours – you’ve got 30 seconds… What’s your leadership point-of-view?