What is Leadership?

What is Leadership?

“Be a leader, not a follower.”  We’ve all heard those words.   But what is a leadership?  What does it look like in action?

Answer:  Leadership looks different depending on the setting and task.

Leaders have a toolbox filled with skills they use depending on what is needed for the situation.  Generally, leaders possess these qualities:

  1. Vision
  2. Motivation
  3. Serving
  4. Empathy
  5. Creativity
  6. Thoroughness
  7. Managing
  8. Team Building
  9. Taking Risks
  10. Improving

Leadership programs provide opportunities to see leadership in action, practice using the qualities, gain the confidence and strategies needed to facilitate change in the area you are most passionate.  Is it in the community?  An industry or organization?  Personal life?  Leaders carry the leadership toolbox filled with knowledge and skills wherever they go.


What is your leadership style?

We each have individual strengths and diverse personalities.  When is comes to how you lead, what is your “style”?  There are several different types.  Explore them here.


Does USC Salkehatchie offer Leadership Degrees?

Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership

  • some classes are offered on Salkehatchie campus
  • the remaining courses are offered online through USC’s online program known as Palmetto College

Other USC Salkehatchie degrees offered at USC Salkehatchie Campus