Leadership: The Essence of Every Business

Leaders! Some are born, some are made. A good leader is the one who is influential enough to get others to follow him willingly. He has a vision; he has a dream and the passion to pursue it.

He has analytical skills, a decision-making ability and a go-getter attitude. He dreams big and has the grit to bring it into reality. He possesses virtues like integrity, dedication, fairness and an open mind to greet new ideas and innovate.

Are all managers’ good leaders? This question brings us to the concept of corporate leadership that highlights the role of effective leadership in the growth and success of an organization.

Managers need to possess leadership skills like planning, organizing, delegating and effective communication.

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things”, says Peter Drucker.

But when the line between the two blurs, managers become excellent leaders and leaders become effective managers. Be it a small firm of twenty employees, a multinational company of a thousand professionals or a country of millions, all is organizations and leadership has a big role to play in directing an organization’s resources on the path of progress.

For this, leaders have to be created. Leaders can be made by inculcating in them, the qualities that a good leader should have. Leadership development should start from an early age.

The future of any organization – a firm, an institute, a company or a nation, is secure only in the hands of able leaders who can influence the masses with their thoughts and actions.

Effective leaders are those who have the ability to listen, think, foresee, understand and act. True leaders are those who dare to dream and live to lead.

An efficient and effective leader makes the transition of ideas into actual work easier. Leadership is about sharing the responsibilities and gaining maximum benefits.The top management only plans the ideas but the executing depends in the way the leader guides it.

Thus is very important for an organization to choose a leader effectively as he is responsible for inculcating motivation and interest in the employees.

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