If an organization doesn’t have a leader, it is leaderless.
If an organization has a leader, it…has a leader. There’s no adjective to officially refer to the state of someone or something displaying leadership.
Why is that?!
I first started wondering about this almost two years ago. And I’ve written about since.
I’m bringing it up again because language reflects our society, our values, our opinions. So what does it say that we have a word for when we don’t have a leader but not one for when we do?
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