Leadership is a complex subject and has been written about extensively. This brief book approaches the subject from a faith perspective, drawing upon the Islamic scriptural narration of messengers and prophets. Their response to challenging situations offers significant lessons in leadership, as applicable to our times as theirs.
In the second decade of the 21st century, it is increasingly apparent that personality power and technical-managerial competence are no longer the primary qualifiers for developing effective leadership. As problems increasingly defy technical solution and obstacles to progress no longer bow to charisma, students, professors, and practitioners of leadership find themselves in uncharted territory.
The Leadership Acronym is based on leadership abilities. On how a leader can gain and use influence to win over the hearts of people and to get desired things done.
Anyone who have ever led an organisation, a group of people or a department has struggled—at the beginning—as a leader. Not because they lack ideas or have wrong motives, but because they lack the unique leadership ingredient.
It takes influence for any leader to successfully lead. Without influence, leadership will be based on power and position—where the leader will abuse and assault people in order to carry out instructions.
Leadership is not meant for a selected few. There is no one born with the wisdom of leadership. All successful leaders learn to lead.