Can anyone be a leader?
What does it take to be a leader? And can anyone be a leader? Those are good questions and the answer is not as simply, as you may think.
In the following, we will be looking into what a leader actually is and what it takes to be a leader, as well as what you can do to improve your leadership skills.
What does it take to be a leader?
You don’t necessarily need to be a designated leader and have a formal title to exercise leadership. In fact, anyone in a group or organization can exercise leadership. Every person has the ability to influence and impact other people in a positive, creative, and productive way. And that is actually what leadership is. Leadership is about drive, engagement and passion – not a title.
Therefore, anyone can become an effective leader. Leaders are not born – they are made through focused effort and developmental processes.
Leadership comes in many shapes and forms
When we talk about leadership we often think about leading others, but there are many ways to be a leader. To make a long story short; leadership comes in all shapes and forms.
Once, leadership was associated with a formal title such as Manager, CEO, or Executive. The title usually came with a set of responsibilities, such as managing the team or organization, solving problems, motivating the team and caring for the health, safety, and welfare of the team.
Group leadership is the new trend
However, lots of organizations today have a different perception of leadership. Leadership is no longer a formal title, designated to one or more individuals. Instead, many organizations are working with so-called leadership groups or teams, where all the members can exercise leadership, rather than just one individual.
One of the main reasons for this new perception of leadership, is that it is very difficult for one single person to navigate in today’s complex and constantly changing world. Therefore, granting everyone in the team or organization the ability to lead is crucial.
Leadership program for leaders of tomorrow
A lot of today’s leadership programs are based on the old perception of leadership. The perception of a leader as an all-knowing individual, who stands and commands and protects his followers. These programs were made for a world that was, not a world that is or is coming.
Instead, we need leadership programs that help develop the leaders of tomorrow. Leaders, who are driven with a desire to disrupt status quo and are able to thrive in a dynamic environment. Leaders, who can lead projects and businesses in the pursuit of making the world a better place. In short, leaders who want to create change.
Innovative education in Enterprising Leadership
At Kaospilot, an international independent business and design school based in Aarhus, Denmark, you have the opportunity to join an innovative and developing education in Enterprising Leadership along with other inspiring leaders. The program is for anyone who want to learn how to be a leader and be able to facilitate a space where people can grow.
In this full three-year program equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, you will be working within the fields of business design, process design, project design and enterprising leadership. The learning is based on the unique Kaospilot approach which draws upon various theories within philosophy, psychology, action research and learning.
Numerous career opportunities
You will be working with real organization and real challenges in order to develop yourself as a leader, and discover your direction and career path.
After three years you will be qualified to work in a broad variety of industries and sectors within lots of different areas, such as organisational development, social entrepreneurship, business consulting, project management, process facilitation, leadership and much more.