Leadership Definitions


Management Consultant, Qatar

Leadership Definitions

Leadership has been described as "The process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task."
Definitions more inclusive of followers have also emerged:
Alan Keith stated that, "Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen..
Tom Demarco says that leadership needs to be distinguished from posturing.

  James Brekhus
Student (University), United States

Leadership Definition

Leadership is the utilization of resources at your disposal for proper execution of organizational goals and in a manner that includes the empowerment of those required to perform such duties.

  Michael , Canada

Defining Leadership

Leadership is the innate ability to inspire, persuade, and direct a group of people or an organization to achieve goals in a sustainable fashion.

United Kingdom

Leadership Definition

Leadership is the projection of personal character and personality to inspire individuals or groups, (by providing purpo...

  Thomas N. Meriwether
Professor, United States

Leadership Definition

Leadership is the interactive process of a leader influencing the behavior and mental processes of followers so as to ac...

  Richard S. Dillard, United States

Leadership Definition

If 'leader' is a title given by those who choose to follow, leadership is... renewable energy judiciously and ethically...

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Leadership Definition

Leadership is knowing when to push, pull, lift, and carry the followers. Real leadership is knowing when to do these thi...

Manager, India

What is Leadership?

Leadership is an extensive process of leading living beings. One who has ability to envision and rightly connect this vi...

Management Consultant, Kenya

What is Leadership?

Many definitions have been written and said by leaders and scholars. It satisfies to add that leadership is about direct...

  Nurdin Perdana
Teacher, Indonesia


Leadership is how to do the best for all....

Manager, India

Who Really is a Leader in the Corporate World?

After long thinking and deliberation it is my opinion that a real leader is the competition in the market, not the CEO o...

  Jeanette Norman
Management Consultant, Australia

Leadership Definition

Modern leadership is the ability to inspire the trust, faith and confidence of the team through personal competence, cha...

  Joy Tio
Student (Other), Philippines

Practicing Leadership Fundamantals

So many definitions of leadership have been formulated. I am pretty sure these definitions have been memorized, analyzed...

  Robert J. Yeldell
Coach, United States

Leadership is Positional Power

Leadership is positional power. As power, leadership can be exerted in a positive or negative direction and it can be ex...

  Michael D. Moore
Entrepreneur, United States

Is Leadership Position Power?

Leaders can use position power but position power does not make a leader. Many time the leader emerges as a charismatic ...

  Robert J. Yeldell
Coach, United States

Leadership is Positional Power

Michael, you are correct when thinking "leadership" versus "management". A manager can exercise position power and not b...

Financial Consultant, Australia

Leadership Definition

Robert, I agree that leadership when wielded equates to power seized, this can be through a variety of 'styles', and con...

  Robert J. Yeldell
Coach, United States

Extra Element Leadership Definition

Rosa, how true you are in identifying the importance of vision in the role of a leader. Another element that I have foun...

Financial Consultant, Australia

Vision and Leadership

Robert, I like to remember when working with people on leadership issues, that everyone has a different style, and perso...

  Robert J. Yeldell
Coach, United States

Vision and Leadership

Rosa, understanding and recognizing personality types can clearly have an impact on "leading". Both at the individual le...

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa

Components/Characteristics of Leadership

Most of the above mentioned definitions address various aspects/characteristics associated with business leadership. It...

  Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States

Leadership is the Art of Influence

Leadership is the ability to provide Influence, first within themselves and then through others. Leaders do this throug...

  Toyin Babs-Enoch
Entrepreneur, Nigeria

Leadership and Service

Leadership is the opportunity to be of service irrespective of, or also as a result of, one's ability or position requir...

  Rusli Abd.Hamid, Malaysia

Leadership Definition

Leadership is an influence relationship between leaders and followers who intend to achieve results and shared purposes....

Student (University), Nigeria

What is Leadership? Leadership Defined

In my opinion, leadership is not what most people view it as. I have learnt from experience in some leadership positions...

Student (University), United Kingdom

Leadership Definition

Leadership involves using all available resources at your disposal to cause an effect setting your followers to operate ...

Business Consultant, India

What is Leadership, Leadership Definition

Leadership is an ability to take responsibility to guide and nurture others, providing the assurance of confidence and c...

  Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico

Leadership Definition: A PULL Process to Move People to a Worthy Mission

LEADERSHIP is a PULL process to move people to a worthy mission. The leader creates a PULL effect (opposite to the trad...

  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States

Our Leadership Definition

Such a broad area of professionalism where the specific definition is nearly impossible to synchronize. Leadership by o...

Manager, South Africa

What is Leadership

Leadership is the ability to influence someone to a direction known by you and prepared for those who are wolking with y...

  Mark Josiah S. Pillejera
Manager, Philippines

Leaders and Managers

In the real world, Leaders usually just direct, provide guidance and give a picture of what you want to achieve or gain,...


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