What is Leadership?

Or get out of the way!

Leadership is not management, and surely is not about controlling someone else.
Leadership is about, you know, lead?
Leading, in its literal significance, means: to go before (implying someone else)

(starting by leading themselves)

Too often Leadership is misunderstood for:

  • Management
  • Manipulation
  • Controlling others
  • Traits associated with Narcissism and Psycopaths

Leaders are in 100% of themselves and constantly demonstrate Emotional Maturity; because Leadership is all about the self, and then, as a by-product, influences others in a positive and sustainable ways.
Leaders lead other Leaders; not sheeps-like people.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

― Theodore Roosevelt