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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BASICS OF LEADERSHIP

Leadership always involves interpersonal interaction. Since there are no leaders without followers, leadership is a group phenomenon. Leaders use influence or persuasion to guide groups through a certain course of action or toward the achievement of certain goals. Leadership, then, involves goal directed behavior. Finally, the presence of a leader involves some form if hierarchy. The leaders are at the top of the hierarchy, even if it is very flat.

By combining the four themes of group phenomenon, goal orientation, influence, and hierarchy, we can define a leader in the following way: as a person who influences individuals and groups in an organization, helps them establish goals, guide them toward achievement of those goals, and allows them to be effective as a result.

The two requirements of leadership are competence and some degree of conformity to the group or organization. Competence is the ability and expertise to perform one or more tasks well. Conformity is the acceptance of group norms.

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