"Leadership is a development of a clear and complete system of expectations in order to identify evoke and use the strengths of all resources in the organization the most important of which is people.” Batten, J.D. ‘Tough-minded Leadership’ New York: AMACOM (1989 p. 35)
The question of leadership skills
One of the definitions states that leadership is a type of managing interaction based on the most effective combinations of different power sources and directed to motivate people to achieve the common goals. From this and the other definitions it can be concluded that leadership is a function of the leader, subordinates and the situation.
The above definition do not imply that it means the leadership only in the organizational level. It is the interaction and the interference of people in any type of the activity.
Like power, leadership is a potential, which a person has. In the basis of leadership lies a specific type of managing relations, or the leadership type. Those relations are between the leader and the subordinates. The historic leadership type had appeared much earlier than this kind of relations, which emerged only in the period of the industrial revolution.
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