Leadership Is The Condition Of Being A Leader

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The World Book Dictionary, Volume Two L-Z, 1980 edition, defines leadership as the condition of being a leader; the ability to lead; and guidance or direction. According to Nathan F. Iannone, author of many books on leadership, it can be defined as the art of influencing, directing, guiding, and controlling others in such a way as to obtain their willing obedience, confidence, respect and loyal cooperation in accomplishment of an objective. Leadership is a trait that is extremely valuable in any society. Leadership is known as a relational process of people attempting to make a difference in a situation. Because of this and the moral and social influence leaders have in our lives, it is very important to know more about it. Leaders must create the environment within which they and their group can succeed. They do this by sharing common values and goals, providing the resources necessary for goal attainment, and empowering their people to do the job. John Gardner tells us in his book On Leadership, "a leader must recognize the needs of the individuals, help the individuals see how those needs can be met, and give the group confidence that they can accomplish that result through their own efforts.  A leader draws the best out of people, encouraging them to put forth their best effort rather than forcing them to do something. In my opinion the four strengths needed for a leadership potion are: planning, management, decision making, and encouragement.
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