Inspiring Leadership

What Leading Looks Like 

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by Claytine Nisbett

Can anyone be a leader? The question is two-fold. Yes, everyone has the potential to be a leader, but not everyone has the qualities and opportunities to lead. Qualities must be developed, and opportunities must present themselves. If you research the topic you will find a great many definitions and perspective on leadership. However, most can agree that leaders have the ability to influence the actions of others. The term is often confused with management. Though one of the functions of management is leadership, not all managers have the qualities of a leader in that though managers delegate staff, they don’t always incite action or change. A manager that has the ability to lead is crucial in getting the staff to perform their duties, and to do so willingly…. (Read More)