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Leadership is a process by which an executive can direct, guides and influence the behaviour and work of others towards accomplishment of specific goals in given situation. It is also defined as the capacity to influence a group towards the realization of a goal where leaders are required to develop future visions, and to motivate the organizational members to want to achieve the visions.
The Characteristics of Leadership
Leadership is an inter-personal process where a manager influencing and guiding workers towards attainment of goals. It is also denoting a few qualities to be present in a person, including intelligence, maturity, and personality. Next, leadership is a group process which involves two or more people to interacting with each other.
Furthermore, in leadership, a leader is involved in shaping and moulding the behaviour of the group towards accomplishment of organizational goals and last but not least, leadership is a situation bound that means there is no best style of leadership because it all depends upon tackling with the situations.
What is the Importance of Leadership?
Leadership is an important function of management that helps organizations maximize their efficiency to achieve the goals. There is several importance of leadership that shall be concerned by every organization. First, leadership help organization in setting a clear vision by influencing employees to understand and accept the future state of the organization. Then, leadership provides motivation. A good leader shall motivate its employees in any way possible such as give economic and non-economic rewards and thereby gets the work from the subordinates.
Moreover, leadership provide a guidance. Guidance means a leader shall instructing their employees to perform their work effectively and efficiently. Lastly, leadership builds morale. A leader can be a morale booster by achieving full co-operation; thus, employees could show their best abilities as they work to achieve organization goals.