on LEADERSHIP

June 21, 2009

rule #2 to break

Be an autocratic leader.

Big autocratic leaders works.

or may I say worked before – I am not sure about NOW.

Look at Iran right now, click here for the news. People are not responding to an autocratic style of leadership. Warren Bennis and Robert Townsend in their book “Reinventing Leadership” discuss the end of autocratic leadership in an organization.

John Maxwell said that the first level of leadership is positional leader. Autocratic leaders tend to show off their badge of authority but in reality there are powerless and lacking in influence.

When a husband tells his wife – you submit to me because the Bible says so – then the man has lost the battle.When a pastor says listen to me because I am your spiritual authority then you have lost your right to lead.

Leadership is more than a title or a position. Leadership is influence.

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