WHO IS A LEADER ?
"a person who influences a group of people
towards the achievement of a goal".
A mnemonic for leadership would be 3P's -
Person, People and Purpose
Is leadership a position of office or authority?
Is leadership an ability in the sense that he is a
leader because he leads?
A leader by its meaning is one who goes first
and leads by example, so that others are
motivated to follow him.
To be a leader, a person must have a deep-
rooted commitment to the goal that he will
strive to achieve it even if nobody follows him!
A requirement for leadership is personal vision - the
ability to visualize your goal as an accomplished
fact; a thing already achieved.
“The very essence of leadership is that you have to
have vision. You can't blow an uncertain
trumpet.” Theodore M. Hesburgh
“The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet
must talk the language of the visionary and the
idealist.” Eric Hoffer
Why are some individuals more effective than
others at influencing people?
Effectiveness in leadership has been attributed to
(1) persuasion skills,
(2) leadership styles and
(3) personal attributes of the leader.
To be a leader, one must have followers.
To have followers, one must have their trust.
How do you win their trust?
Why would others trust you?
Most important, are you worthy of their trust?
WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?
Leadership is a process by which a person
influences others to accomplish an objective
and directs the organization in a way that
makes it more cohesive and coherent.
Leaders carry out this process by applying their
leadership knowledge and skills. This is called Process
We know that we have traits that can influence our
actions. This is called Trait Leadership
FACTORS OF LEADERSHIP
• You must have an honest understanding of who you
are, what you know, and what you can do.
• To be successful you have to convince your followers, not
yourself or your superiors, that you are worthy of being
• Different people require different styles of leadership.
• The fundamental starting point is having a good
understanding of human nature, such as
needs, emotions, and motivation
• Have be, know, and do attributes.
• You lead through two-way communication. Much
of it is nonverbal.
• All situations are different. What you do in one
situation will not always work in another.
• You must use your judgment to decide the best
course of action and the leadership style needed
for each situation.
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Our brains are programmed more for stories
than for abstract ideas.
Stories can also include personal
anecdotes, helping to establish a closer
connection between leaders and teams.
Google Vice President Marissa
Mayer once told me that she keeps
a sign-up sheet outside her door for
“office hours” that are held each
day at 4:00 p.m. She gives team
members 15 minutes to voice their
opinions or pitch new ideas. People
want more than a paycheck. They
want to create meaning. Invite
“Optimism is a force
multiplier.” Former Secretary of
State Colin Powell
Good leaders are made not born.
if you have the desire and
willpower, you can become an
Good leaders develop through a
never ending process of self-
study, education, training, and
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