leadership- concept

Common to all definitions of leadership is the notion that leaders are individuals who, by their actions, facilitate the movement of a group of people toward a common or shared goal. This definition implies that leadership is an influence process.

The distinction between leader and leadership is important, but potentially confusing. The leader is an individual; leadership is the function or activity this individual performs. The word leader is often used interchangeably with the word manager to describe those individuals in an organization who have positions of formal authority, regardless of how they actually act in those jobs. But just because a manager is supposed to be a formal leader in an organization doesn’t mean that he or she exercises leadership


Know yourself and seek self-improvement - In order to know yourself, you have to understand your own be, know, and do, attributes. Seeking self-improvement means continually strengthening your attributes. This can be accomplished through self-study, formal classes, reflection, and interacting with others.

  1. Be technically proficient - As a leader, you must know your job and have a solid familiarity with your employees’ tasks.
  2. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions - Search for ways to guide your organization to new heights. And when things go wrong, they always do sooner or later — do not blame others. Analyze the situation, take corrective action, and move on to the next challenge.
  3. Make sound and timely decisions - Use good problem solving, decision making, and planning tools.
  4. Set the example - Be a good role model for your employees. They must not only hear what they are expected to do, but also see. We must become the change we want to see - Mahatma Gandhi
  5. Know your people and look out for their well-being - Know human nature and the importance of sincerely caring for your workers.
  6. Keep your workers informed - Know how to communicate with not only them, but also seniors and other key people.
  7. Develop a sense of responsibility in your workers - Help to develop good character traits that will help them carry out their professional responsibilities.
  8. Ensure that tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished - Communication is the key to this responsibility.

10. Train as a team - Although many so called leaders call their organization, department, section, etc. a team; they are not really teams…they are just a group of people doing their jobs.

11. Use the full capabilities of your organization - By developing a team spirit, you will be able to employ your organization, department, section, etc. to its fullest capabilities.





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