Leadership Definition Of Leadership

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1. General Leadership What is Leadership? Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower Every business owner and CEO wants to be a good leader, but how can you be a good leader if you don't know what leadership really is? Unfortunately, leadership doesn't have a one-size-fits-all definition. We all have our own ideas about what it means to be a good leader. For example, some people think leadership means guiding others to complete a particular task, while others believe it means motivating the members of your team to be their best selves. But while the definitions may vary, the general sentiments remain the same: leaders are people who know how to achieve goals…show more content…
Too many talk about a company’s leadership referring to the senior most executives in the organization. They are just that, senior executives. Leadership doesn’t automatically happen when you reach a certain pay grade. • Leadership has nothing to do with titles. Similar to the point above, just because you have a C-level title, doesn’t automatically make you a “leader.” In fact, you can be a leader in your place of worship, your neighbourhood, in your family, all without having a…show more content…
Say the word “leader” and most people think of a domineering, take-charge charismatic individual. We often think of icons from history like General Patton or President Lincoln. But leadership isn’t an adjective. We don’t need extroverted charismatic traits to practice leadership. And those with charisma don’t automatically lead. • Leadership isn’t management. Leadership and management are not synonymous. Typically, managers manage things. Leaders lead people. The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate. The biggest difference between managers and leaders is the way they motivate the people who work or follow them, and this sets the tone for most other aspects of what they do. Many people, by the way, are both. They have management jobs, but they realize that you cannot buy hearts, especially to follow them down a difficult path, and so act as leaders too. Leadership and management must go hand in hand. In his 1989 book “On Becoming a Leader,” Warren Bennis composed a list of the
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