Agency is the ability of people to express their own individual power, through thoughts or actions. It is the power that allows people to think for themselves and be the ones in charge of shaping their experiences. Agency can take individual or collective forms.
In simple words, as Barry Zimmerman and Timothy Cleary put it, “Personal agency refers to one’s capability to originate and direct actions for given purposes”. Find out how agency is an important element of leadership development, shared by Eva Christodoulou, head of research at Leaderonomics.
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Read this corresponding article: Inculcating A Sense Of Agency Unto Children To Be A Good Leader
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Eva is the Research & Development leader at Leaderonomics. She believes that everyone can be the leader they would like to be, if they are willing to put in the effort and are curious to learn along the way, as well as with some help from the people around them.