While leadership can be defined and understood from different perspectives, I would like to share another definition of leadership with all of you. To me leadership, is also about understanding the SELF, understanding OTHERS and understanding the ACTIONS that bind the Self to the Others. Understanding Self is not easy and requires continuous mindful work. It is easy to get lost in our ‘roles’ and confuse our role with the self. Our ability to differentiate our role from our self is also leadership. We can use the time that this lockdown and social isolation has given us to spend time in quiet contemplation and seek to understand our SELF better.
A development activist, public policy advocate, social innovator and leadership trainer
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