There are many perspectives when thinking about the topic of Leadership. Some people may say that leaders are born, while others think leaders are made over time through experience and knowledge. Some argue that leaders are groomed by society to accept leadership roles in organizations, while many others argue that leaders emerge in an organization because they have qualities which they share with other successful leaders in different types of organizations (Nightingale, 2007).
Leadership is a very challenging role to fill in every type of organization. Leadership is needed for nearly everything in life; especially so when it comes to business or non-profit work. Leadership can often be related to power or influence over others depending on who you ask. One perspective of thinking about Leadership is that Leadership is something that “just happens”. Most people that choose this perspective believe that Leadership is just a natural part of the environment or situation, and Leadership often emerges in an organic way.
Leadership can be found when there are resources to manage, decisions to be made, problems to solve, obstacles to overcome, etc. Leadership can also emerge when all eyes are focused on one person who has the ability to take charge of a group or an entire organization. Leadership can even arise without formal authority Another perspective about Leadership focuses on the idea of leaders being born with certain qualities which makes them better suited for leading others.
Some traits may include charisma, verbal skills, drive for power or influence over other people, ambition, high self-confidence or self-esteem, social skills, and so on. Leadership may also be seen as a choice by some people, and others may think Leadership is something which you can learn and train for over time. Many people believe that Leadership is both an innate and learned trait. Leadership can develop in many ways: training, education or life experiences all play a part in developing the Leadership skills of certain individuals.
Some people that select this perspective believe Leadership is a quality which must be developed over time through experience with other leaders or in teams where individuals work together to accomplish tasks or goals (Alderman & Nicholson, 2012). Leadership development takes time because it requires an individual’s commitment to learning more about themselves and how they interact with others in groups. Leadership training can be formal or informal, and Leadership development can occur on the job.
Leadership may even be developed over time through a series of jobs or positions that require Leadership skills to accomplish certain tasks or goals. Leadership emerges as a result of having the skills needed for a particular situation which is why Leadership can’t always be learned in a classroom setting. So leaders are made, not born? Leadership isn’t put into us from above but is something we develop through experience? It’s an idea that has been tested and proven wrong at times, as some organizations have seen individuals step up as leaders when it was least expected.
But if Leadership is not an innate quality some people are born with, where does this ability come from? While there are many Leadership theories and studies that have been performed over time, a Leadership can be developed through a variety of ways: by working in a team environment which lets the individual recognize their Leadership abilities, learning from others who have Leadership qualities as well as those who do not, recognizing what you contribute to Leadership roles or teams and how to improve upon those skills. Leadership can even be learned from enrolling in Leadership courses at your local community college.
Throughout history there have been many leaders, from kings and queens to religious figures, business people and even military dictators. Leadership is a very broad term which can cover a variety of types of leaders in different contexts. Leadership qualities are not always straightforward or easy to determine; some leaders may be born with certain abilities but other skills must be learned through training and experience. Leadership skills can also be taught to people who naturally lack the ability; this means that good leaders are not necessarily born with their qualities but these can be developed through teaching and practice.
Leadership is an important quality in any situation where a decision has to be made or a goal needs reaching, and many people believe it is something that cannot be learned but rather comes naturally to certain individuals. Leadership qualities require intelligence and self-confidence, plus motivation and dedication towards achieving set goals. Leadership can take place in all kinds of situations: in social groups (such as school children), sport teams (such as footballers) or even when directing traffic! It could also include specific jobs such as managers or CEOs running businesses or political leaders making decisions for countries.
Leadership is also about being able to motivate people to work together towards achieving a goal, which usually requires good communication skills and the ability to make people feel valued and included. The most effective leaders are able to achieve their goals without resorting to methods of control or coercion. The way different cultures perceive leadership can vary greatly; for example, in some countries it is more common for leaders to be appointed by seniority rather than having the qualities that would make them good leaders.
Leadership qualities are not necessarily innate but can be developed through training or learning from role models within specific professions. Leadership has many positive benefits both for those who are leading as well as those who are being directed; this means that whether you are naturally predisposed towards leadership or need to develop the skills it is always a useful quality to have. Leadership can be learnt through study and practice but this does not necessarily mean that these leaders were not born with additional qualities that helped them along the way.
In conclusion, Leadership does not come from one specific perspective but instead has multiple views on Leadership development. Some people consider Leadership innate while other individuals believe it is something that must be cultivated or developed through experience. These perspectives are held together through different ideas about where the qualities of a leader come from and why they are important, but seeing Leadership as something both innate and learned is most widely accepted.
Leadership is not only an individual trait; Leadership is also defined by the relationships between leaders and followers, groups, teams, organizations and society at large (Alderman & Nicholson, 2012). Leadership cannot be found without followers. Leadership can even emerge in order to solve problems or handle certain situations that arise throughout life which makes Leadership a valuable asset for anyone to have.