Leadership Insights

Leadership Quote 28: The Main Function of Leadership...

Is the main function of a leader to produce more leaders?

A recent post on LinkedIn questioned this premise - stating that everyone could be a leader if they were a 'thought leader' or if people followed their ideas. My response is that if a function of leadership is to produce more leaders, then one of the actions of leaders is to be able to positively influence others. I think of leadership as a series of levels, each requiring more ffort than the one below it.

  1. First lead yourself
  2. Influence others
  3. Lead others (followers)
  4. Develop leaders
  5. Develop and grow leaders who grow leaders themselves

All of the levels require a form of leadership. As you make your way from level 1 to 5, the number of people you positively influence greatly increases. Creating more leaders results in more people taking responsibility for their own actions, rather than expecting the leader to make decisions for them.

About Kameleons

We develop leaders that build high performing teams to deliver improved business outcomes.
We refine leadership skills and behaviours for optimal people performance.
We utilise individual strengths and addressing skill deficiencies to meet and exceed personal and business expectations.

Get In Touch

Kameleons (ABN 44 155 387 198)

Our offices are located in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Kameleons - Developing Leaders Pty Ltd
M: 0409 627 270
[email protected]

Join Our Community

Sign up to receive email for the latest information.
© 2018 Kameleons. All Rights Reserved.

Search