1. ability to lead, an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction
Leadership is an important characteristic for a manager to possess. An assignment we did in groups in my Organization Behavior class, we interviewed people in management positions and asked about their thoughts on leadership and what it meant to them. We went into great detail to put it in a written report , the report goes is based on five interviews we did with five different people in various management postions. Based on the interviews conducted, we discovered that leaders, whether they want to lead or not, have a great deal of responsibility. Leaders, just like managers deal with situations that force them to make decisions that won’t always make everyone happy, but is in the best interest of their employees and the organization.
Have a look at the report, if you have questions, let me know. We had a wide range of answers, so I’d love to hear what you think about Leadership and how you perceive what leadership is, what a leader should do and how leaders influence their followers.