The Importance Of Leadership

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Leaders are someone people look up to and influence them to be better. According to Northouse (2016), leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. To be able to influence others, leaders possess different traits such as confidence, intelligence, and determination. This paper intends to explore different leaders and determine their leadership qualities together with their traits useful to inspire others and foster effective leadership. The role of power and influence within leadership will also be identified. Leadership Matrix Northouse (2016) identified the major leadership traits successful leaders must possess, which are intelligence, self-confidence, determination, integrity,…show more content…
A great leader must also posses the following qualities, namely being honest, knows how to delegate, have great communication skills, confident, have commitment, have positive attitude, creative, have great intuition, knows how to inspire others, and approachable (Prive, 2012). As a leader, some of their responsibilities are to empower, mentor, and network. Leaders who empowers others encourages others to rise above, and let them feel strengthened, and in control (Grossman & Valiga, 2009). Mentoring is guiding a less experienced individual whom they see potential to move the profession ahead by helping them develop a clearer professional identity, and fostering their growth personally and professionally (Grossman & Valiga, 2009). Another important role as a leader is networking. Networks expand their access for referrals, contacts, information, support, feedback, understanding, and empathy useful in leading a team, organization, and personal
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