Source: Alan Bell, Asentiv Ireland
I was approached by an Extra-Terrestrial while walking on the beach recently, a combination of a kind of pod-like creature, a vehicle (spaceship) and a communication system all in one – see above. As expected, it wanted to know who was in charge on the planet and if it could be referred to them for a discussion.
So it requested ‘take me to your leader’ as they do and seemed a bit irritated while I stared blankly back. I tried to explain that entrepreneurs don’t really operate that way. ‘We’re this loose group of self-sufficient individuals who do their own thing while helping each other out in all sorts of ways without any leader to speak of’.
So off it went, heading I think in the direction of a structured networking group or some large corporation.
I was sorry I couldn’t help, but it did get me thinking about the nature of leadership and how to define a ‘leader’.
I’ll have a look into that and report back.