Total Quality Management

February 2, 2009

Definition of Leadership

There is no universal definition of leadership and indeed it is one of the most researched area of behavioral science that deals with organizational psychology. In fact, there have been number of books devoted to the topic of leadership.

There are various definitions of leader or leadership and some of them are as follows:

  • “Leaders is one who instills purposes, not one who controls by brute force. A leader strengthens and inspires the followers to accomplish shared goals. Leaders shape the organization’s values, promote organization’s values, protect the organization’s values and exemplify organization’s values.” James Burns
  • “Leader is someone who can take a group of people to a place they don’t think they can go. Leadership is we, not me; mission, not my show; vision, not division; and community, not domicile.”  Bon Eaton, CEO Daimler Chrysler. (more…)

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