Week 1 Assignment - Leadership Is Your Business

Week 1 Assignment - Leadership Is Your Business - 1. What...

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1. What is your personal definition of leadership? Personally, I think leadership is about being able to inspire people to perform better than they normally would have performed. I have been “managed” by a lot of people that thought of themselves as leaders. Most of what they did consisted of telling people what to do, when to do it, and how it needed to get done. Anyone who can takes orders from corporate, or is even mildly literate, can perform those duties. The few times I've actually been “led” consisted of a leader that the entire group looked up to and had faith in what he was telling us. In those times, we were able to be more productive than we could have ever imagined. “ The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is a great saying that I believes describes the role of leadership. 2. Differentiate between leaders and managers. A manager is someone that administers the decisions made by the people above him. He tells the employees what is to be done and maintains control while it's being done. While a leader does
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