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Monday, October 26, 2009

What is Leadership

Leadership is the process through which leaders exert such influence on other group of members. Also leadership can call as a process which develop ideas and a vision, and drive to the vision through mission living by values that support to the vision and core ideas, influence others to admit them in their own behaviors (to drive to the vision) and making hard decisions in resources.

Noel Tichy has studied many outstanding business leaders, and described leadership as;
"Leadership is accomplishing something through other people that wouldn't have happened if your weren't there. and in today's world, that's ;less and ;less through command and control, and more and more through changing people's mindsets and hence altering the way they behave. Today, leadership is being able to mobilize ideas and values that energize other people"(Organizational Behavior - Hellriegel & Slocum - 10th ed.)

A traditional definition of leadership; Leadership is an interpersonal influence directed toward the achievement of a goal or goals.

The Leadership
Three important parts of these definitions are the terms interpersonal, influence and goal. Interpersonal means between persons. Thus, a leader has more than one person (group) to lead. Influence is the power to affect others. Goal is the end one strives to attain.

Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Leaders carry out this process by applying their leadership attributes, such a beliefs, values, ethics, characters, knowledge, and skills. Although your position as a manager, gives you the authority to accomplish certain tasks and objectives in the organization, this power does not make you a leader. It simply makes you the boss. Leadership differs in that it makes the followers want to achieve high goals, rather than simply bossing people around.

As a process, leadership is the use of non-coercive influence to direct and co-ordinate the activities of group members toward goal accomplishment. As a property, leadership is the set of characteristics attributed to those who are perceived to employ such influence successfully.

Leadership and Leader are two keywords combined always, because leader exists where ever leadership established and vise verse.

Leader is the person who exhibits the key attributes of leadership (ideas,vision, values, ethics, knowledge) and  influencing others and making hard and tough decisions to be more effective in working to achieve their mutual goals and maintain effective relationships among the parties (members) who involving to drive to the vision.

There are several leadership theories, leadership models and leadership styles could see in the world. Remember...leadership is always associate with power, influence and fellowship. Without follower leadership does not exists. (even in the self leadership- self following is exists.) Many of leadership qualities could see with in leadership models and styles, and principles of leadership are describing them.

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