AN ISSUE AND AN OBSERVATION
Consistent with the title of CCL’s well-known publication, I would like to report on an issue that we at the Center have recently been struggling with and then make an observation about a trend I see in corporate society. I offer these basically as notes and will not attempt to tie the two together.
The Issue of Defining Leadership
We at the Center expend considerable energy thinking and writing about leadership. There is an amazing variety of approaches that one can take to the subject: To what degree are leaders “born,” and to what degree “made”? What are the different kinds of leaders and how do these relate to different situations? How relevant are traits and characteristics to success in leadership? What are the ...