For many years, I had an uncomfortable relationship with the word ‘leadership’. It seemed vague, imprecise and conflated with ‘executive’, especially in corporate settings. It certainly didn’t apply to me. Then I was an executive and I still think of myself as a leader. To me, it felt like the word beauty; something that is in the eye of the beholder.
Working with online communities, however, has helped me clarify what leadership means because you see leadership clearly in behavior. It is, in fact, fairly concrete. You can see it by looking at who:
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