Peter Drucker ‘s definition of leadership:
“Leadership is not magnetic personality– that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”–that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”
It’s one thing to manage, to control, to dictate. It is quite another thing to demonstrate
extraordinary leadership. Leaders serve as catalysts, conductors, facilitators, mentors and coaches. They impact directly on the organization or the individual’s ability to compete and grow.
Attitude – creating a positive, success-oriented, vision & purpose-centered environment.
Interpersonal Skills – learning, teaching and understanding of the dynamics of teams effectively.
Assessing – quickly and clearly identifying factors critical to the success and sustainability of the organization.
Goal Setting – leaders provide organizational direction and facilitate accomplishing
Results Oriented – monitoring and measuring results, following through, following up, and ultimately making changes and adjustments as needed.
As you can see, there is very little time for a “glib tongue” and “flattery”. Leaders invest their time creating and maintaining cultures that effectively develop and support human while expanding business potential and growth. Lifting people higher while maintaining focus on the vision and the results needed to make an extraordinary organization.