Monday, December 05, 2005

A Conscious Decision to Follow is an Act of Leadership

The model "A Vision of Leadership for Collaboration and Innovation" proposes that follow is one of four fundamental leadership values and that to follow requires commitment to the three leadership practices of :

Each practice represents a significant commitment to oneself and to another/others and any commitment that guides future action is an act of leadership.

Meanwhile the other three practices, realizing, improvising and structuring support visualization at the base of the tetrahedron when follow is at the top. Even while we are following we value lead, implement and innovate, and thus sustain and achieve the visualization we are following, whether it be our own or another's. This is how we avoid following blindly which, of course, has nothing whatsoever to do with leadership.

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