Leadership is the process of influencing employees to direct their efforts towards attaining specific objectives.
According to Koontz and O’Donnell “Leadership is the ability of a manager to induce subordinates to work with confidence and zeal.”
Ability to inspire & stimulate others to achieve worthwhile goals
Ability to inspire others support people who are needed to achieve organizational goals
Act that causes others to act or respond in a shared direction
Art of influencing people by persuasion
Principal dynamic force that motivates and coordinates the organization in the accomplishment of its objectives
Act of influencing people so that they strive willingly and enthusiastically to achievement of organizational / group goal
Two main theories of leadership:
GREAT MAN THEORY: An individual born with necessary traits for leadership
Recent & Realistic Approach: Leadership traits are not completely inborn .They can be acquired through learning.