A friend of mine sent me the following text message last night: “Define Leadership”.
I thought about that for a second and send back the following reply: “In a text message?”
It wasn’t too much later when my friend replied with: “and in as few words as possible.”
I could see a glint in his eye and I knew there was something going on. Well…I mentioned to my wife what my friend texted me and she said (with a sly look on her face): “JESUS!” Not a bad answer so I send that text to my friend. Of course he accused me of playing the “Jesus card”, but also admitted it was a good answer.
I eventually called him and we chatted about this for a while…not coming up with an answer but decided to get together with some other guys and discuss this.
So I throw this out to you: Define Leadership
I am curious what you think. Try to keep your responses relatively short (long “books” are hard to respond too). In this day and age, strong leadership is important.
Let’s see if we can write a good definition together.