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The Next Gen Leader by Robert C. McMillan

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The Truth About Leadership

What Is Leadership?

To truly understand leadership, let’s break it into small, understandable parts. When you look at the word leadership, what do you see?

If you were to ask The Leadership Institute at Harvard University (one of my partnering organizations) what the word leadership means, they would define it as the skill of motivating, guiding, and empowering a team toward a socially responsible vision. The American Heritage Dictionary defines leadership as 1) The office or position of a leader; 2) Capacity to lead; 3) A group of leaders; 4) Providing guidance and direction.

The definitions are general in nature, however, my definition and what I envision as leadership is slightly different from both good definitions. ...

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