Trying to get a handle on leadership (Guest commentary)

Tips: Lower expectations, ask for help, stand up to bullies
By Darryl Rubis
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/19/2009

Gandhi has a great quote about leadership: “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles. But today it means getting along well with people.”

The reason we pursue leadership so vigorously is because almost any achievement in any task, venture, organization, company, sports game, country — you name it — is mainly credited to strong leadership.

I’ve learned a lot about leadership over my life. I studied it in university for six years, have attended conferences for a quarter of a century and have taken numerous management courses. I’ve practiced a lot of leadership, spending more than 25 years supervising employees and working in leadership positions, both at work and in sports.