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Leadership is context specific
Radhakrishnan
Leadership is context specific. There is no such thing as 'global leadership'. Experience of leaders in different fields has proven this. It is about clarity of purpose in a given context (business, organization building) and achieving the goal, fully involving the team in the process. Study of different leaders & leadership styles will help in gaining insight as to how goals have been achieved and what style has helped, but individuals can innovate styles and still succeed.
 

 
Universal Leadership Concept
Gerald C.
I agree. Interestingly, there is a leadership theory that actually says there is no universal best leadership method or style. The best leadership approach depends on various internal and external constraints (factors) or as you call it: the context. See "Contingency Theory" on this page for more info.
 

 
Leadership and Decision Making
Alex Lowy
There is a view that still prevails in many places that effective leaders are especially capable of making tough decisions, even in the face of time pressures, little data and much ambiguity. The best leaders resist doing this however, recognizing that higher levels of complexity and uncertainty often demand patience, dialogue and sustained attention from a host of affected parties. Great leaders recognize the difference between decisions, problems and dilemmas, and treat them differently. They make decisions, solve problems and manage and exploit dilemmas.
 

 
Leadership means Influence
K. Venkatesh
Leading is influencing without coercion or authority. Leadership demands an ability to sell a vision and create a consensus and realizing the vision. For people to buy the leader's vision, the leader has to exercise influence over the team. Mahatma Gandhi's leadership is an excellent example of influencing masses to buy his vision of satyagraha struggle for Indian independence. It was unusual to follow such a path. Ernst Shakleton showed resilience and poise in face of adversity to show his mean what grit means. Few would have had Shakleton's strength of mind in his failed attempt to reach South Pole when his ship hit a ice formation. He converted every adversity into opportunity and brought all his men back alive despite harsh conditions. Any leader should show what it means to reach the goal and lead by example. Mahatma Gandhi and Ernst Shakleton showed extraordinary skills of leadership to realize their dream.
 

 
Leadership is what you want it to be
Leo1
Rely more on our feelings and doing the right thing
 

 
Leadership is context specific
Eddie
The old saying that no one size fits all, truly holds in this case - "no one leadership style fits all situation". This is the essence of the contingency theory!
 

 
Leadership styles
Souvik
Leading from the front in different situations applying different styles that suits each situation develops a leader.
 

     
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