I am at the ASTD conference in San Diego. Just heard the legendary Peter Block speak. Here are a couple great quotes from his session:
"Leadership is the capacity to initiate a future distinct from the past."
"The core task of leadership is to create community."
What we normally call problems (low performance, high costs, poor morale, unsafe streets, poor health care) are really symptoms of the breakdown of community."
Peter Block has a new book out called Community: The Structure of Belonging.