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Leadership Definitions
boussafi, Management Consultant, Qatar, Member
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....Sign up

Leadership Definition
James Brekhus, Student (University), United States, Member
Leadership is the utilization of resources at your disposal for proper execution of organizational goals and in a manner that includes the empowerm...Sign up

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 fashio...Sign up

Leadership Definition
Myers, United Kingdom, Member
Leadership is the projection of personal character and personality to inspire individuals or groups, (by providing purpose, direction, and moti...Sign up

Leadership Definition
Thomas N. Meriwether, Professor, United States, Member
Leadership is the interactive process of a leader influencing the behavior and mental processes of followers so as to accomplish the goa...Sign up

Leadership Definition
Richard S. Dillard
If 'leader' is a title given by those who choose to follow, leadership is... renewable energy judiciously and ethically applied for moving upw...Sign up

Leadership Definition
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Leadership is knowing when to push, pull, lift, and carry the followers. Real leadership is knowing when to do these things, but also knowing w...Sign up

What is Leadership?
Kushvaha, Manager, India, Member
Leadership is an extensive process of leading living beings. One who has ability to envision and rightly connect this vision with its people, a...Sign up

What is Leadership?
JOSPHAT HANJARI MWAMUTSI, Management Consultant, Kenya, Member
Many definitions have been written and said by leaders and scholars. It satisfies to add that leadership is about directing people by creating visi...Sign up

Nurdin Perdana, Teacher, Indonesia, Member
Leadership is how to do the best for all....Sign up

Who Really is a Leader in the Corporate World?
Kushvaha, Manager, India, Member
After long thinking and deliberation it is my opinion that a real leader is the competition in the market, not the CEO of a firm. Competition i...Sign up

Leadership Definition
Jeanette Norman, Management Consultant, Australia, Member
Modern leadership is the ability to inspire the trust, faith and confidence of the team through personal competence, character and capacity, th...Sign up

Practicing Leadership Fundamantals
Joy Tio, Student (Other), Philippines, Member
So many definitions of leadership have been formulated. I am pretty sure these definitions have been memorized, analyzed, and discussed a hundr...Sign up

Leadership is Positional Power
Robert J. Yeldell, Coach, United States, Member
Leadership is positional power. As power, leadership can be exerted in a positive or...Sign up

Is Leadership Position Power?
Michael D. Moore, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Leaders can use position power but position power does not make a leader. Many time the leader emerges as a charismatic choice among a business...Sign up

Leadership is Positional Power
Robert J. Yeldell, Coach, United States, Member
Michael, you are correct when thinking "leadership" versus "management". A manager can exercise position power and not be an effective "leader". This ...Sign up

Leadership Definition
Rosa, Financial Consultant, Australia, Member
Robert, I agree that leadership when wielded equates to power seized, this can be through a variety of 'Sign up

Extra Element Leadership Definition
Robert J. Yeldell, Coach, United States, Member
Rosa, how true you are in identifying the importance of vision in the role of a leader. Another element that I have found critical, particularly in tr...Sign up

Vision and Leadership
Rosa, Financial Consultant, Australia, Member
Robert, I like to remember when working with people on leadership issues, that everyone has a different style, and personality profile. The vision of ...Sign up

Vision and Leadership
Robert J. Yeldell, Coach, United States, Member
Rosa, understanding and recognizing personality types can clearly have an impact on "leading". Both at the individual level and the organizational lev...Sign up

Components/Characteristics of Leadership
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
Most of the above mentioned definitions address various aspects/characteristics associated with business leadership.
It is, in my opinion, best t...Sign up

Leadership is the Art of Influence
Bill Boynton, Teacher, United States, Member
Leadership is the ability to provide Influence, first within themselves and then through others.
Leaders do this through habits of ethical and se...Sign up

Leadership and Service
Toyin Babs-Enoch, Entrepreneur, Nigeria, Member
Leadership is the opportunity to be of service irrespective of, or also as a result of, one's ability or position required to achieve the particular t...Sign up

Leadership Definition
Rusli Abd.Hamid, Teacher, Malaysia, Member
Leadership is an influence relationship between leaders and followers who intend to achieve results and shared purposes....Sign up

What is Leadership? Leadership Defined
demilade, Student (University), Nigeria, Member
In my opinion, leadership is not what most people view it as. I have learnt from experience in some leadership positions that leadership is sometimes ...Sign up

Leadership Definition
DIPEOLU IBRAHIM, Student (University), United Kingdom, Member
Leadership involves using all available resources at your disposal to cause an effect setting your followers to operate at the same resonance, both th...Sign up

What is Leadership, Leadership Definition
SATISH PANDE, Business Consultant, India, Member
Leadership is an ability to take responsibility to guide and nurture others, providing the assurance of confidence and competence....Sign up

Leadership Definition: A PULL Process to Move People to a Worthy Mission
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
LEADERSHIP is a PULL process to move people to a worthy mission.
The leader creates a PULL effect (opposite to the traditional manager who establ...Sign up

Our Leadership Definition
Gregory Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
Such a broad area of professionalism where the specific definition is nearly impossible to synchronize.
Leadership by our definition is the commi...Sign up

What is Leadership
Dumisani, Manager, South Africa, Member
Leadership is the ability to influence someone to a direction known by you and prepared for those who are wolking with you....Sign up


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