What does personal leadership/taking the lead mean and what is necessary to activate people to become leaders in their own way and can research contribute to unravel these questions. In this book leadership is looked upon as a way to address people. If people take the lead they can address themselves and others and offer a framework for change. Taking the lead supposes that against all odds you are able to look at yourself and a situation:
Where do I stand, what can I do, what can I contribute and how does that relate to others? It means taking responsibility for your existence, your relationship, your work in short your life. From this perspective you will be able to construct different frameworks and you are able to opt out of 'oppressive' roles. Take the lead is an organizational, research and design instrument that has been used in teambuilding, in discussing complicated issues and in building communities.