Components of leadership

There are lots of diffent components of leadership, and it is not always clear how they all fit together. For example how does strategy relate to vision and in turn those two to purpose?  A few years ago I heard Dan Sutherland speaking on this subject and he had a very helpful summary. In addition he also related each component to an appropriate question which it answers.

Here an overview of his components of leadership:

  1. Purpose
    1. What?
    2. Without this there is confusion
  2. Passion
    1. Why?
    2. Without this there is conflict
  3. Vision
    1. Where?
    2. Without this there is compromise
  4. Strategy
    1. How?
    2. Without this there is chaos
  5. Skills
    1. Which?
    2. Without this there is crisis

When all come together in the right order there is leadership

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