Seems there are many descriptions of leaders in the world these days. Some of these groupings are accurate and many are based upon the appearance of leadership rather than the real leaders found at any level of an organization.
Several years ago I wrote an article entitled “Shared Leadership” which can still be found on the internet today in several publications. It discussed the need for everyone to take responsibility for a leadership role and how much better the organization would become.
Most people think leadership is all about Power, dishing out Punishment, handing out Rewards, the Title or Position held by someone or even the Expertise a person has within their organization. Well, these are all fine and dandy, however, several key truths are missing. Leadership is not about assumptions or guess work, there are specific traits or characteristics found in the real leaders of today.