This month we have been working closely with our client Leadership Victoria on a Twitter campaign #LeadershipIS. With their mission to bring visionary leadership thinking and practice to the broader community, we asked what the word leadership means to people.
The #LeadershipIS tweets have truly shown that “leadership” means different things to different people but there are a number of common threads. Here are some of the responses.
Leaders themselves set examples for others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. Yet, while leaders set the direction, they must also use management skills to guide their people to the right destination, in a smooth and efficient way. This is where leadership and management intertwine, and a successful leader needs to combine both into that perfect ‘cocktail’ to map out where you need to go to “win” as a team or an organisation; while remaining dynamic, exciting, and inspiring.
There are many people that come to mind when you think of a leader:
- A political leader, such as Mr Abbott or Obama – passionate for their countries.
- An explorer, like Cook cutting a path through the unknown to conquer and for the rest of his group to follow.
- An executive, developing a company strategy or idea to beat the competition.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of listening to some Leadership Victoria alumnus reflecting on their Folio experience. The key points we took away were that during this developmental leadership program they meet inspiring people, undertake deep reflection, and are challenged to get out of their comfort zone.
We at the c word believe that leadership leads to a to a culture where we are capable, creative and co-operative team. This in turn creates great corporate culture and creativity spawns.
Some c words that spring to mind when thinking of leaders:
- Crazy (but just the right amount)
Jack & the c word crew.