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As I approached this task of asking questions, I began to think about the assumptions that I make aboutleadership. I arrived at 10 Assumptions about leadership that guide my thinking. This is where I begin.Nothing written here should be considered as my last word. The purpose of this exercise was to thinkmore clearly and specifically. I’m still learning, and much of that comes through the interaction that Ihave with people. Hope you enjoy the series.
Here are 10 Assumptions that I bring to the practice of leadership.
1. Leadership is both a role and a responsibility.
2. Leadership is role specific based on position within the organizational structure.
3. Leadership is a responsibility when it is a matter of influence and impact.
4. Leadership occurs in the context of human relationships.
5. Leadership is measured by Impact. Impact is the change or difference that comes fromdecisions made and actions taken.
6. Leadership is everyone’s responsibility.
7. Leadership originates in the act of personal initiative. Initiative is the action that follows adecision to act.