Definition of Leadership?
The word leadership drives from the word lead which means to guide, to conduct, to direct etc. The task of leadership is to transform the potentiality into reality. Without leadership haphazard situation may creates within the organization.
According to Keith Davis, - “Leadership is the process of encouraging and helping others to work enthusiastically towards objectives.”
It is the critical factor that helps an individual or a group identify its goals and then motivates and assists in achieving the stated goals. There are three important elements in the definition:
• Influence / Support
• Voluntary Effort
• And goal Achievement
According to Ricky W. Griffin- “Leading is the set of processes used to get people to work together to advance the interest of the organization.”
In the word of Robbins, - “Leadership is the ability to influence a group toward the achievement of a vision or set of goals.”
At last we can say that, leadership is an influencing process. The leader must persuade or influence his or her subordinates to complete a particular course of action