Usamah Ahmad OD Training Aug ‘09 Inxight360 Communications The Language of Leadership
Some Definitions If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things. Confucius (c. 551-479 B.C.)
POWER is the ability to get others to do what you want them to do.
LEADERSHIP is 1) the ability and 2) the willingness 3) to influence others to change willingly.
It's not the critic who counts. It's not the man who points out where the grown man stumbles, or how the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who actually is in the arena, who strives violently, who errs and comes up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who if he wins knows the triumph of high achievement, but who if he fails, fails while daring greatly, so his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
LEVELS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY (for Leadership and Change Management)
CLARITY in LEADERSHIP LANGUAGE Men employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. Voltaire (1694-1778)
Un-Clear If only everyone talked the way we do in my household. I mean. . . if only everyone . . . like . . talked . . you know. . . the way we do . . . right? It would be so much . . . like . . . easier . . . you know . . . to understand . . . right? Robert Nordell