Sunday, January 18, 2009

Some Myths about Leadership

A great blog post on the Myths of Leadership.

1 comment:

Michael said...

There appears to be substantial confusion about leader vs. manager vs. person-in-position-of-authority. We call the last the PPA and point out that the PPA may be neither a good leader nor a good manager, but is nonetheless the PPA and therefore gets to set priorities and allocate resources.

On a related note, the newsletter (in the contexts of strengths) mentioned "Guess what they found? The four most common words listed were: Trust, Compassion, Stability, and Hope. This isn't what they expected given the traditional view of leadership." Compassion and Hope are virtues (or character strengths or values) as contrasted by skills or competencies. At least that's the view of Peterson and Seligman in their book -Character Strengths and Virtues- ... I have notes from their book if anyone is interested (short and long versions).