Leadership definition

What is Leadership? How do you define Leadership in a concise sentence?

According to Forbes a leader has got nothing to do with title, seniority or position within an organisation, personal attributes and management are definitely not leadership.

So what is leadership then?

Some thought leaders of our time define leadership as…

Peter Drucker: “The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers.”

Warren Bennis: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”

Bill Gates: “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

John Maxwell: “Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.”

“Leadership is the art of leading others to deliberately create a result
that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.”

Forbes: “Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.”

Wikipedia: Leadership is “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task“.

My definition: “Leadership is the art of leading a group of people or an organization to execute a common task by providing a vision that they follow willingly through the inspiration received from the leader’s passion , knowledge, methodologies, and ability to influence the interests of all members and stakeholders.”

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