If you go back to those 389,000 books about leadership and manager training on Amazon.com and read them, they will all tell you pretty much the same thing about the purpose of leadership. Manager training and Leadership books will tell you that the purpose of leadership is to increase shareholder value and team productivity. Okay? That’s not true. That is not the purpose of leadership. That has never been the purpose of leadership. That will never be the purpose of leadership. It will do those things, coincidentally when you apply it in the enterprise, but the irreducible essence of leadership is leaders are human being who live their own deepest values without compromise and they use those values to make life better for other people.
That’s why people become leaders and that’s why people follow leaders.
So the question in today's manager training, and for those who are watching this online I ask can you become real leaders?