Practice the future

100 words dsp“I don’t know what leadership is but I know it when I see it.”  This world leader’s response illustrates our confusion about leadership.  Look again at leadership.  It is not power-and-control, though we often confuse the two.  Although important, it is not management.  Management seeks to improve what we already have.  Leadership looks to the future to see what we need.  New ideas are redefining leadership.  The old models may not work in the future.  A cluster of new ones offers opportunities.  Listen.  Ask good questions.  Change the conversation.  Build community.  Practice the future.  Ask, what is my leadership task?

DSP 2015