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On this day in 1835, Andrew Jackson becomes the first American president to experience an assassination attempt. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, approached Jackson as he left a congressional funeral held in the House chamber of the Capitol building and shot at him, but his gun misfired. A...
This second dimension addresses the dilemma of where, exactly, this elusive quality of "leadership" resides. Is it a character trait that resides within a single individual ? ("The senior class president has great leadership potential.") Is it a group phenomenon? ("The other team won because they demonstrated superior leadership.") Does it reside within the structure of an organization or community? ("Consistent leadership training has raised the productivity of their sales department.") Or, even more mysteriously, does it reside in the space between people -- in the relationship ?
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