As stated in a previous post ("Audience Questions"), I created this blog to capture my experiences in the ALA EL program as well as other professional experiences that relate to the topic of leadership.
This statement directs us to the question ... What is leadership?
My hope is that professionals, especially those in the library community, will utilize this blog format to its full potential by providing their own comments ... their own insight into the meaning of "leadership". By using this format in the way it is intended (as a social network inviting professional comments), current leaders can enlighten not only new professionals such as myself but also generations of leaders to come.
Therefore, the goal of this post is to ask the question: "What is leadership?" as well as to provide space for others' responses.
I will not yet comment on this question myself. While I do have some ideas on the topic (some of which I have hidden within these posts and will later reveal), I want to provide the space for others' to share ideas before I lead the conversation.
I expect to post my initial interpretations on the meaning of "leadership" around January 1, 2009. Hopefully, this will provide enough time for me to increase my readership and their participation.
As I participate in the EL program and receive more interpretations via others' comments, I expect to modifiy my initial definition and will post my new thoughts toward the end of 2009.
Thank you for taking time to share your experiences and insight here =) I look forward to your participation!