Leadership: actions speak louder than words

Understanding culture is not always easy or obvious. However, the manner in which leaders act is a fairly reliable indicator of culture.

For instance, communities with an “ecology* of leadership” that is sustainable, vibrant and balanced tend to know and understand that the real power of leadership lies in a very interconnected network of leaders who look like the community they lead and know that their effectiveness comes from connecting to other leaders who share their vision, passion and commitment to making change.

*Ecology is defined as a dynamic system of interdependent relationships where there is no one point of power or control [in the ecosystem] and leaders understand that their work impacts multiple levels of community.

Advertisements

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: