The Confusing Synonyms of Leadership


After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Resolve several terms that get confused in the term ‘leadership’.
  2. Understand that it is intellectually, progressive to define terms carefully, and that this leads to better informed discussion and debate.

Is the Vocabulary Related to Leadership Wide Enough?

One of the interesting creations in the book ‘1984’ a novel by George Orwell—is the language called ‘Newspeak’ as developed from ‘Oldspeak’ (English that is). In it are also the interesting concepts of ‘doublethink’ and ‘Thought Police’. ‘Thought Police’ was one of the arms of the hypothetical absolute communist state; the thought police would enforce new concepts in the ...

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