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.
Not leaders who silence the members and assume all power - rather, leaders who direct, motivate and inspire the members to work harder. To progress, a community needs clear guidance from an effective leader who can be replaced if necessary. This is easier said than done. America, as a capitalistic society, attempts to mimic this model, but fails when faulty leaders come to
However, while according to different authors, “It’s true that no amount of training or practice will turn you into Churchill or Martin Luther King Jr.”, the charismatic training “can make you more charismatic in the eyes of your followers, and that will invariably make you a more effective leader.” (Antonakis, Fenley, & Liechti, 2012) Conclusion If you add up all the basic properties of charisma, the main factors are the following: the ability of the leader to stand out from the crowd, emphasizing its uniqueness, unity of the followers, and finally, to the loyalty of the masses to the leader. Despite the exclusivity of the leader and his difference from the masses, they must have something in common that unites them: it may be a common enemy, a common
1. To define leadership is a challenge that took me a lot longer than I had expected and has caused me to take a deep reflection. True leadership to me is not something that is a given or part of a formal position, rather it is something that is earned through time, experience and respect. It is the ability to influence a group or organization to attain a common goal and to accept the challenges set before them. I great quote that I found that sums up my ideals is “It’s not the position that makes the leader; it’s the leader that makes the position” by John C. Maxwell, Laws of Leadership.
But, it is important to note that civic engagement is not confined to a strict political sphere. That is to say, civic engagement does not have to be political for it to be considered engagement.This seems to be the greatest battle in the search for definition- this single minded typology that “civic engagement is a necessary but not in itself sufficient condition for political participation” (Ekman). Research, discussion, anything needed to achieve something in the community is civic engagement. Whether it ends in a grocery store or on the steps of the Capitol, it is civic engagement. Consider Public Achievement, a group that empowered young
It is said that if the measure of leadership is only the exercise of unquestioned authority, then anyone who happens to occupy a position of power can be called a leader. By this definition, then all sovereigns, presidents, prime ministers, chief executives, judges, police chiefs, and school principals can be classified as leaders because they significantly use positional authority. And of course, many parents too use authority (often combined with a good measure of punishment and coercion) to get their children to obey them. Yet the ability to only command-and-control does not make one a visionary leader, let alone a genuine transformational leader. The Visionary Leader
But not all leaders are manager, nor, for that matter, are all managers’ leaders. Just because an organization provides its managers with certain formal rights is no assurance that they will be able to lead effectively Question 2 What is the difference between trait and behavioural theories? Are the theories valid? In theory leadership is focused on the personal qualities and traits of a person. Trait theory is based on the model of the Big Five personaliti.
Leadership has been defined in a variety of ways, there are multiple authors and theorists who have tried to define and understand leadership, all leading to varying theories and conclusions, but one thing that is universally understood is the importance of effective leadership and how someone with good leadership skills can impact so many people around them. (Kakabadse and Kakabadse, 1999; Yukl, 2002; Northouse,2013) The main components that have been identified to play a role in leadership are relations between leader and subordinates, interaction form between leader and followers, the influence that the leader has, the way in which the leader behaves and finally a leader’s traits. (Yukl, 2002) These elements that make up a leader, are then used as building blocks to identify the way in which each specific leader deals with its followers. Critical Review of Leadership Theories There have been a variety of theorists who have tried to understand how good leaders acquire their skills and whether the components which make up a successful leader are hereditary or learned. Many Studies have been made using twins to identify that about forty percent of differences in personality are hereditary.
Every organization searches the Effective and dynamic quality of leadership. It specifies that its very difficult to delineate the successful leader. The factor which distinguishes the successful organization from one and as well as the unsuccessful is the presence of effective leadership (Hersey et al., 1996). Webster defined a leader as , The person one who guides by going in advance or one who directs as in a direction. According to Gardner the capacity of individuals which may influence others either directly or indirectly.
Theory of Strategic Leadership Definition of Leadership “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not by attributes” - Peter Ducker (Writer, Management Consultant, Self-described ‘social ecologist’) “The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers.” - Peter Ducker “Process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” – Wikipedia (The Free Encyclopedia) Strategic Leadership Definition Breaking it by word it is simply strategy + leadership. Strategy is a method or plan chosen to bring about a desired future, such as achievement of a goal or solution to a problem. Leadership is about leading, influencing,