The very essence of leadership is its purpose. And the purpose of leadership is to accomplish a task. That is what leadership does–and what it does is more important than what it is or how it works.
~Colonel Dandridge M. Malone

People seem to overlook that the core aspect of leadership is having a purpose.  It matters where you want to go. So many of todays managers think they can be leaders simply for leadership sake.  You don’t lead simply to lead–you lead to get people from point A to point B.  You have to have a purpose.  You have to have somewhere that you want to take people.

Leadership fails if you don’t have a purpose.  Without a purpose there is no reason to lead.  Without a purpose you simply become a manager–keeping things running without really deciding what needs to be done, where people need to head and what needs to be accomplished.

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