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Posted by Philip on 27 May 2015, 10:10 am in , , , , ,

Leadership vs representation

What is the distinction between leadership and representation? If I were to draw a diagram it would be a triangle with leadership at the pointed end and representation at the flat end.

I'm not sure which way up the triangle is – it may change from time to time and from situation to situation, with the point being at the top, bottom or even on the side.

It seems to me leadership has sharp focus and works best with fewer people. The more leadership becomes representative, diversity increases, the softer the focus and the more people, issues and opinions there are to accommodate.

Leadership drives change while representation tends towards stability and status quo. Both are important.

The trick is to know how to combine them.

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