This section is the introduction to our Clever Leadership Series. Here we define what a leader is and who can be a leader. As a learner or a practising leader, it is easy to get lost in the technicalities of the leadership role, getting back to the core meaning of leadership can help clarify the position and lead to greater success. This is the first part of an ongoing series aimed at giving practical advice and information to all business students and practising leaders.
What Is Leadership?
Leadership is a process of influencing others to achieve a common goal. Influence: The capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behaviour, opinions, etc.., of others. www.dictionary.com
Who can be a leader?
A leader enables others to work both independently and with others to achieve a common goal. Everyone can be a leader at some point in their life if they have the right, skills, knowledge or understanding, and the willingness to lead.
A leader changes the thoughts, feelings, and motivation of others so that they carry out actions required to complete a common goal.
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