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Gareth Armstrong

Division Head: LP Future Leaders, Leadership Platform

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Please define: Leadership.

During my time analysing, writing about, and assisting with the development of leadership, I have heard many, many people attempt to define it. There are so many books on leadership, so many "authorities" and "experts", yet we can't seem to agree on a definition.

Shall we attempt to do so today? :)


Closing Statement from Gareth Armstrong

Hello everyone,

Thank you all for your input.

My conclusion - I feel like we are going to struggle if we are unable to speak a "common leadership language"...if we cannot define leadership, how can we multiply leadership within ourselves and others?

I hope that as you have reflected on how to define it, you have further clarified in your mind where you can further improve as a leader be it in your home, community, or professional environment.

Your comments have assisted me in this way and others. Thank you again.

Sincerely and with warmest regards,


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    Jan 28 2013: A leader has a vision. Leaders see a problem that needs to be fixed or a goal that needs to be achieved. It may be something that no one else sees or simply something that no one else wants to tackle. Whatever it is, it is the focus of the leader's attention and they attack it with a single-minded determination.

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