A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend and advisor and he asked me, “what’s your definition of leadership?”
I thought about it, and then thought about it a little more, and a little more… until I realized that I didn’t have a definition. Not a good one, a real one, something that was more than words and that really means something to me.
So I’ve been thinking about it ever since, and I came up with, “giving those around you the desire and the belief that they can accomplish great things.”
His definition, he told me the other day, was simpler still: “winning over the hearts and minds of those you’re leading. ”
Hearts and minds. Minds and hearts. Both.
Yeah, that’s right.