Overview of Leadership
Leadership is vital for the functioning of the family, group, society, business, government, or any other organization. Since planning, executing, reviewing and controlling are the functions linked with every organization. So, they require a critical force in the form of a leader to design, execute, co-ordinate and control all these functions to help accomplish the desired objective with efficiency. The human relations movement of 1940’s and 1950’s gave further emphasis to the concept of leadership indispensability to business and government. Since then, a lot of research has been done in the area of leadership, which is still considered incomplete because each piece of empirical research illustrates less-known aspects of leadership.
Organizations do need strong leadership as well as strong management for the real effectiveness in their achieving of objectives. In today’s dynamic world, we need creative leadership with a dominating vision for the future. Also, effective skills in inspiring organizations and the employees to achieve their objectives.
The most common traits in the characteristic of leadership are: