Monday, June 2, 2014

Leadership as Influence: Populism for the People

Leadership is influence. This identity sounds innocent enough, even flattering, yet as a definition it is too broad. The application is thus likely to be too broad also. Everyone is reckoned a leader, and no one a follower. Everyone is above average, and everyone is important. For lack of a better label, leadership is modern populism.

Material from this essay has been incorporated into The Essence of Leadership: A Cross-Cultural Foundation, which is available in print and as an ebook at Amazon.