The last time I Googled “what is leadership?” I got 713 million results in 0.48 seconds.
There isn’t an answer to the question of what great leadership is other than the one we work out for ourselves in the context of the expectations of our organisation. In fact there are probably as many definitions of leadership as there are people who have attempted to define it.
I have a preferred definition. It comes from Bill O’Brien, former President of Hanover Insurance. According to him the fundamental task of a leaders is:
“To provide the enabling conditions for people to lead the most enriching lives they can.”
This gets to the heart of the responsibility that leaders have for the lives of the people who may spend more time around them than they do with anyone else.
Leadership development programmes
I will work with you to design and deliver a leadership development programme to prepare people for their first leadership position or sharpen the skills and competencies of those who are already leaders in your organisation. My programmes have helped people to: