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Leadership - Definition

• Process of social influence in which on person influences others to achieve a common goal


“Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations.”

  -     James Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge, 2007

Leadership Qualities Good/Bad

Attributes to cultivate

• Vision - the ability to inspire others into action

• Integrity

• Dedication

• Openness

• Creativity

• Assertiveness

Attributes to avoid

•Unwillingness to take risks

•Fear of failure

•A culture that values social and ideological homogeneity

•Belief that one person CANNOT make a differenc


Leadership Practices

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