BE-KNOW-DO Concept EQ-in-Action Model BE KNOW YOURSELF The values and attributes that shape character Increasing self-awareness, recognizing patterns and feelings, lets you understand what “makes you tick” KNOW CHOOSE YOURSELF Knowledge shapes a leader’s identity and is reinforced by a leader’s actions Intentionality. Building self-management and self-direction to consciously direct thoughts, feelings and actions (vs. reacting unconsciously) DO GIVE YOURSELF Leader actions are directly related to the influence they have on others and what is done. Purpose. Aligning daily choices with a larger sense of purpose unlocks full power and potential. It comes from using empathy and principled decision making to increase wisdom.
Function: noun 1 : the office or position of a leader; 2 : capacity to lead 3 : the act or an instance of leading — Source: Merriam-Webster On-line
"You cannot manage men into battle. You manage things; you lead people." — G race Hopper, Admiral, U. S. Navy (retired), Nova ( PBS TV), 1986
"Leadership occurs when one person induces others to work toward some predetermined objectives." — Massie
"Leadership is the ability of a superior to influence the behavior of a subordinate or group and persuade them to follow a particular course of action." — Chester Bernard
"Leadership is the art to of influencing and directing people in such a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and loyal cooperation in achieving common objectives ." — U. S. Air Force
"Managers have subordinates—leaders have followers." — Murray Johannsen
"A manager takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to." — Rosalyn Carter
"An Army leader is anyone who by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility inspires and influences people to accomplish organizational goals. Army leaders motivate people both inside and outside the chain of command to pursue actions, focus thinking, and shape decisions for the greater good of the organization." - FM 6-22, Army Leadership Leadership is influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization . – FM 6-22, Army Leadership
Toxic leaders can be characterized as leaders who take part in destructive behaviors and show signs of dysfunctional personal characteristics. It is a leadership approach that harms people—and, eventually, the company as well - through the poisoning of enthusiasm, creativity, autonomy, and innovative expression. Toxic leaders disseminate their poison through over-control. They define leadership as being in control. Paradigm Shift – “ The only way to be in control is to give it up.”
Webster's defines followership as "The capacity or willingness to follow a leader." Followership has a much more practical definition. The technical definition does say willingness. However, the will to follow is only one type of followership. I can be someone's follower and not realize it. In actuality, everyone follows everyone else, because every action a person takes causes a reaction. Everyone is a follower, no matter where they stand.