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Redefining Leadership

The UPwards Leader

Leadership has developed in amazing ways over the many decades. Yet there still exists many common misconceptions, myths and contradictions that need to be clarified for all to understand.

True leadership is a balance, an ability to go between pushing and pulling, directing and advising, planning and encouraging. The balance between results and culture, attitudes and actions, common good and selfless actions is sometimes lost on the false belief that leaders today must adopt one type of pattern for behavior or another.

Leadership is not an either-or game. It’s very existence in the truest and most benevolent manifestation is mutually beneficial results for all involved. And over the years much of that has been lost.

The following are some traits with examples on both sides for the coin to challenge and re-calibrate our understanding of what leadership really is and should be.

  1. Leadership is both encouraging and boundary seeking. Allowing…

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