Too often I see leadership discussed and taught as a noun rather than a verb.
Knowing leadership as only a noun focuses on a model, a set of steps, a framework that forgets to breath and to grow.
Knowing leadership as the present participle ‘leading’ means being in the present – building and layering the ways and means of your style, how you are known and how you are being experienced as a leader in each moment in time.
Leading is the day by day, moment by moment work of reflecting, creating, listening, moving, understanding, speaking, advising, facilitating, adjudicating, concluding, opening.
To see leadership as co-creation is to lead by navigating the dynamics of psychology within place; is to learn in each moment how it is that you express every value, every principle you have ever known.
Leadership as a verb is brave and courageous.