Leadership is often something attributed only to those who achieve great things on the public stage. Whilst it is true that these people do demonstrate leadership, it certainly isn't their sole preserve.
So what is leadership? At PeakDepths, we see leadership as an attribute that has two key facets - one is qualitative, the other is quantitative.
The quality facet comprises the type of leadership - in what areas of activity leadership is exercised and how dependent the outcome of the activity is upon the leadership.
The quantity facet comprises the scope of leadership - over how many people leadership is exercised and what proportion of the whole role involves the exercise of leadership.
Benjamin Zander (leader of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra) once defined leadership as 'radiating possibilities'. His premise being, that all those he was leading were technically more competent at what they were doing individually than he was - his role therefore was to orchestrate their efforts by enabling them to see what could be achieved together.
This leads to a key lesson of leadership which many leaders forget - you need to have good people and understand what they are capable of when working together.
Another definition of leadership (source unknown) is 'the ability to inspire others to willingly follow you to a future not yet created'.
This highlights that the ability to create and communicate a vision in an engaging way, is also a core leadership capability.
Picking up on these themes, PeakDepths works to help leaders understand how they can radiate possibilities and inspire others by being more conscious of their own leadership capabilities. Achieving peak performance through leadership by exploring the hidden depths of themselves and their teams.