Thursday, June 05, 2008

Leadership is...

Earlier this week, legendary author and organizational development consultant Peter Block spoke at the ASTD conference in San Diego. Here are a couple of his insights on leadership from the session:

"Leadership is the capacity to initiate a future distinct from the past."

"The core task of leadership is to create community."

“What we normally call problems (low performance, high costs, poor morale, unsafe streets, poor health care) are really symptoms of the breakdown of community."

You can check out Peter’s new book, “Community: The Structure of Belonging” here.

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