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What is Great Leadership?

June 12, 2015 Updated June 9, 2015

Truly great leaders are hard to come by and hard to forget. In her recent post, Elena Aguilar describes her definition of a great leader. She highlights three important qualities:

1. Visionary Leadership

2. Community Building

3. Emotional Intelligence

When Edutopia asked its community how they define leadership, the responses were wide ranging, but I found that some words stuck out:

Words that describe leadership

Some of these words didn't surprise me, like teachers, positive, and communcation

Some words jumped out at me, like integritysupports, and students

And some words inspired me and changed the way I see leadership: empathyselfless, and everybody.

A few insightful responses:

What would you add?  

This piece was originally submitted to our community forums by a reader. Due to audience interest, we’ve preserved it. The opinions expressed here are the writer’s own.

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