Leading from a Merciful Space

Leadership is a topic that always seems to command attention. Each year there are dozens of new bookswritten about it and training seminars offered – all promising the most important clues to how to become a successful as a leader. And I suppose there’s some value in all this thinking and analyzing. There are some skills that one can learn in order to be a better leader – skills of communication and process. But I’m willing to bet that, when I asked you to think of a person and then a quality of leadership, you didn’t think of the kind of skill that one can learn from a book. Because the most compelling leaders are not those who follow a list of rules devised by a consultant, but those who move from somewhere within and the most important determinant of one’s style of leadership is motivation.

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