The Definition Of A Great Leader!

leader definitionIt’s always fun to read leadership quotes and hear the varying opinions on the definition of a great leader.  It’s one of those concepts, in which everyone seems to have an opinion about.  If you go to webster and see how they define these two words separately, here is what you get:

  • Leader- A Person or thing that leads
  • Great- Notable; remarkable; exceptionally outstanding:

If you combine the two you get something like: Great Leader- A noteable person or thing that is remarkle, exceptional or outstanding at leading.  Although that is a “definition of a great leader” it doesn’t necessarilly communicate my definition or your definition of a great leader.

If I were to ask you to give me a definition of a great leader, we could come up with some amazing quotes, thoughts and definitions.  Instead of asking for a definition, I am wanting you the BigIsTheNewSmall thinkers to define a great leader in one word.  Just like there is power in a quote, there is power in one word.  These words will be unique to you, how you think, who you are, what you’ve expereiced…

The Rules: Define a “Great Leader” in one word.  (You can use the same word that someone else used)

I’ll go fist…  Everyone please join in and who knows, you may see these words pop up in another post or somewhere else at a later date. 

BigIsTheNewSmall: Think Big… Think Small!

  • Scott Williams

    Challenger

  • http://www.manattweb.com/business smanatt

    Encourager (to give courage)

  • cathi

    Servant

  • http://gregdavispsu.com Greg Davis

    “Motivational”

  • http://www.metacognician.com Kendra Golden

    Redirector

    I don’t want people to follow me. I want them to follow Him. To redirect their path and lead them toward Him.

  • http://unforcedrthymsofgrace.blogspot.com/ becky

    Connected and following where He leads them

  • http://www.crosstownokc.org Mike

    Jesus

  • Chiny

    Vision (staying focused on it)

  • http://www.pleaseread.org sarnaa

    Inspiservational – The leader serves and inspires others to do the same.

  • http://www.godrev.com Eric

    Apostle

  • http://www.vortexministry.com Bill Wolfe

    Charismatic

  • http://www.everydaychristianity.com Brother Bill

    Surrendered

  • http://shawnw.org shawnw

    I have to agree with Cathi, the word I try to remember as I lead my teams is Servant. Of course, each reply could be interwoven to be related with every other reply. :)

    Nice job picking a discussion topic!

  • toddruth

    Obedient.

  • http://robmilleronline.com rob

    servant

  • http://www.kevinbussey.com Kevin Bussey

    Visionary

  • http://yochananpayne.wordpress.com/ @yochanan (John)

    Pointman

  • zimman

    Integrity

  • http://sammahlstadt.wordpress.com sammahlstadt

    humble

  • AymeeFarris

    Servant

    I believe a true leader is a joyful servant…kind of like how Jesus served those He loved. It’s that quality that makes me follow Him!

  • http://www.twitter.com bentii

    I believe a great leader is “Humble”. If you have to flex your authoritive position, then you lack humility. Great leaders never have to enforce their position; it’s always understood. I also feel that “secure(ity)” is a great leadership quality. When we are secure in God, secure in yourself, and your position, you carry yourself with a positive energy that easily absorbs and changes the atmosphere around you!!!!!

  • amooyoung

    Admirable

  • http://bit.ly/emerging tlamarca

    Follower

  • soonergal9

    Listener

  • http://www.annameadows.com Anna Meadows

    Secure

  • http://paravane.wordpress.com jimmy paravane

    transparent (grin)

  • http://www.smithsk.com Susan

    I like Winston Churchill as a great leader, especially giving Britian a backbone with his “Finest Hour” speech.

  • Jim Meldrim

    Teachable

  • @lookupward

    followable

  • Jen

    Integrity

  • Mindimahon

    Discerning

  • http://www.shepherd-av.com David_Macer

    One word? Ok. A great leader is: anyone who can answer a question like this in one word. Oops. I just disqualified myself! Can I start over? Servant!

  • james

    Accountable

  • kari4ou

    Responsive

  • http://basementseven.com Heady

    “it”

    i know. i cheated but it’s so true.

  • kimme741

    WISE WISDOM GIVES YOU ALL THE ABOVE

  • http://greggackle.wordpress.com greggackle

    Obedient.

  • Michele

    Passionate

  • http://enrollmentxpert.blogspot.com Ryon Kaopuiki

    Inspiring

  • http://www.glow4him.com Gloria

    memorable

  • http://www.jeremymccarter.tumblr.com jeremy

    Influencer

  • Rebecca Good

    Integrity

  • http://Yahoo?Don'tcompletelyunderstandthis. Debra Vlasak

    compassionate I really enjoy your site so keep up the great work.

  • TonyH

    Called!

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  • Tareq Hasan

    Meaningfully accountable for others performance.

  • Cindi Mayeux

    Example

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