Gist: essence, core, effect
What do you believe makes a “great leader” a great leader? What do you truly believe about leadership? Your leadership beliefs translate into leadership practices. Those practices are what people see and experience from your leadership. Hence, your leadership “gist”. Beliefs and philosophies on leadership can be found everywhere and some of those we have adopted as our own. However, some of them are outdated, inaccurate, or simply not true. Due to changes in our world leadership has evolved into a different mode and has taken on a different look. Are you making that shift? Let’s take a look at some of the below the surface issues that people say make a “great leader” a great leader. Warning: it is very simple, but not easy!