Leadership Development

Shelton, Ken
June 2008
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p2
The author shares his views on leadership. According to him, leadership is about having followers and having a vision, mission, purpose, direction, promise or resource that attract people and engage them, in a meaningful, exchange of time, talent and money that build trust and loyalty. He does not believe on focusing on strength as part of leadership development because people who focus only on strength may narrow their ability to learn or tap latent strengths. Instead, he advises to build on strength and dare the difficult.


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