Leader and leadership...

Leader and leadership Leadership is a process of social influence by which a leader enlists the aid and support of the followers in the accomplishment of a common task. It can be defined as the ability of a person to get others to willingly follow. It 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. It is a way of focusing and motivating group of people to enable them to achieve their aims. It makes the people accountable and responsible for the organization as a whole. It is the process of guiding people while operating to meet organizational requirements and improving the organization through a change. Leadership style is the style of the leader to provide direction, to implement plans, and to motivate people. It is the result of the philosophy, personality, and experience of the leader. Different types of leadership styles are prevalent. They are (i) engaging style, (ii) autocratic style (iii) participative or democratic style, (iv) free rein style, (v) self loving style, (vi) toxic style, (vii) task oriented style and (viii) relationship oriented style. Different situations call for different leadership styles. In an emergency when there is little time to converge on an agreement and where a designated authority has significantly more experience or expertise than the rest of the team, an autocratic leadership style may be most effective; however, in a highly motivated and aligned team with a homogeneous level of expertise, a more participative or democratic style may be more effective. The style adopted should be the one that most effectively achieves the objectives of the organization while balancing the interests of different persons. A leader is a person who organizes...