Why is it difficult

What is leadership? Why is it so difficult to pin down?

  • It operates at different levels
  • In different contexts it is defined differently
  • It varies according to your stage of career
  • It happens in response to major events
  • Is best measured by those who follow
  • There are no universal agreed measures
  • It changes over time as the world changes
  • Is it an individual or team?
  • It can be virtual or real time
  • Different organisations encourage different styles
  • It is described anecdotally or through research (Zenger & Folkman 2004)

Can people define it?

If an academic team ask a group of random people (in this case people on a university campus) do you think people can define it?

See a video of what happens: