Saturday, July 5, 2014
Just because some people describe particular behaviors as good behaviors for leaders to display, doesn't necessarily make those behaviors "good leadership behaviors," any more than breathing, eating, or sleeping count as good leadership behaviors. Typically, those who desire for leaders to display whatever they consider as good behaviors, also desire for followers and everyone else in their given organizations to display them, as well. Arguably, defining good leadership in terms of what people desire of all organizational members, will ultimately result in considering that all members in every organization engage in leadership, every time they apply these behaviors. Maybe... but if all desired behaviors for everyone also represents leadership (with relatively unlimited, desired constructs), then leadership becomes completely contextual and relatively unmeasurable.