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What really is leadership?


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The concept of leadership has its origins in the armies, and then spilled over to the industrial revolution.

Today, most business organisations claim to have the following in place:  Mission, Vision, Values, Strategic Plan, Board Committees, Processes Flowcharts, Job Descriptions, Performance Appraisals, Career and Succession Planning, Contingency/Business Continuity, the list goes on.

If so, what really is the role of leadership in business? Is it to ensure? Is it a full-time job, an integrated function or a competency? Which specific ‘strokes’ of work would you consider as leadership?

Time to reflect and justify the ‘investments’ made in the name of leadership!


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