Leadership is the Ability to Inspire Others To Reach a Common Objective

Leadership is the ability to inspire other people to work together as a team under your direction, in order to attain a common objective, whether in business, in politics, in war, or on the football field.  No one can possibly do it all alone.  Others in the organization must want to follow your lead.

I wanted to get people to reach for goals that they might have through were beyond them.  I wanted them to accomplish more than they thought possible.  And I wanted them to do it not only for the company and their careers, but for the fun of it.

– Harold Geneen, former CEO of ITT

as quoted by Haggai, Dr. John E, The Influential Leader: 12 Steps to Igniting Visionary Decision Making, copyright 2009, Harvest House Publishers: Eugene, Oregon, page