Mathematics of Leadership – Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion

Newton’s second law of motion can be formally stated as follows: The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.

The leadership process in a team, in a family is no different; the force of (good) leadership is what is needed to move the mass of the object. This is better said, the bigger the problem in a leadership team has to tackle the greater the leadership force needed to move from problem to success.

In looking at Newton’s 2nd law it shows that the bigger the situation the greater the need for a diverse leadership team…the time for one leader per team is over. Ok don’t get me wrong there will always be someone (or smaller team) with the greatest overall responsibility but at every level there is a need for subject matter experts to take on leadership roles to create the momentum and direction for overall success.

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