Having just searched leadership on Google, I received 529,000,000 results in 0.29 seconds. Good for Google. In 0.35 seconds, Google found 6,020,000,000 results on leading. Looks like interest in leading wins over leadership. It does for me, too.
Leadership makes a label of leading. Peter Drucker famously stated that “management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Albeit, out of context, Drucker gets a plus for his succinct perspective.
For me, the difference is in how either defines a person: You can be a leader, but you cannot be a leadership. So the study of leadership can lead you to be a leader, but leadership to a leader is mildly a title and maybe a craft, hardly a way of life.
You know you’re a leader if people are following you. A leader can have leadership, and logically does, but leadership in itself does not necessarily make a person a leader.
So, for the next few blogs, I intend to project realities of being a leader. You’ll have to decide if it’s up to the standard of leadership. I submit I am overdone with the subject and just want to lead.
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;”