LEADERSHIP is for everyone. Leadership is not solely accountable for King, President, Prime Minister, CEO or school superintendent etc.
Individual requires effective leadership to handle with all his or her daily activities. Buddha said “no one save us, but ourselves; we are our own savior” is the indicator of important leadership starting from ourselves.
As a member of family, one needs to manage their family’s well-being effectively.
As a member of neighborhood and community, one must nurture their network and relationship effectively.
As a member of a nation, one must stand up to safeguard the collective interest of the nation with courageous, striving and perpetual commitment. Nation means ourselves!
As a member of the globe, one must step beyond their frontier to challenge with the world changes. Most mornings we turn a door-handle and walk out into a larger world. We move across our world, at least across a tiny section of it. This is the society of which we are part.
As said, leadership consists of many categories and sub-categories. Researchers have categorized leadership in different fields such as Political Leadership, Education Leadership, Business Leadership, Economic Leadership, and Social Entrepreneur Leadership etc.
If you could not think globally, you must be able to act locally; in contrast, if you could not act locally, you must be able to think globally. Or you can take both for your consideration.
Steve Jobs advised that potential leadership stems from potential innovation. If one has no innovation, he or she would be a follower, not a leader. For Ralph Nader, he repeated that “I start with the promise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers”. David Gergen deepened into a tangible theme that “What they must have are: inner mastery; a central, compelling purpose rooted in moral values; a capacity to persuade; skills in working within the system; a fast start; a strong, effective team; and a passion that inspires others to keep the flame alive.”
For Sophan who is the CEO of this Leadership Skills, leadership is the continual triumph for positive change. S/he should be the catalyst for change. S/he must be the agent of change. He said “change yourself, good luck; change other, impossible” as Ghandi emphasized that “you must be the change, you want to see in the world”.