Leadership is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I talk about it in class and use leadership exemplars whenever I can. Throughout the years, Dignuggetville has featured multiple posts on the topic.
Recently, an excellent Tweet popped into my feed from the Buccino Leadership Institute at Seton Hall. On campus, we focus more on the Servant Leadership side of the leadership continuum. Servant Leaders are coaches, teachers, and mentors as opposed to the opposite side of this continuum where the leader is more if an autocrat or a general (i.e., I say ‘JUMP’ and you reply, ‘How High?’).
The Tweet was the result an exercise from the freshman leadership students to submit their own definitions of leadership. In last year’s exercise, “Others” was the most common word used to describe leadership. And this year’s class? “Others” was again the most common word. In summary, “Others” is probably the most perfect description of leadership that could come from a University that has Servant Leadership at its core.
Something to think about today…
Associate Professor of Marketing
Stillman School of Business
Seton Hall University