This essay is about leadership and the phenomenal effects it has on society and the human mind. Does this age old concept of leadership controls us or do we control it? Does it actually exist or is it the humans who have given undue importance to it? Is it a central organizational process and the premier force in the scheme of organizational events? Is it merely a question of grandiose labeling? Can humans live without this grand phenomenon that has taken control of every aspect of human life? Will we cease to exist without it, or is it simply our subconscious playing games since all humans have a separate identity, its all about how we use it to our best. LeadershipLeadership is the ability to lead within organizations.
Leadership has resulted from the need to lead companies through change, brought about by an increase in competition, changes in technology and economic conditions. Leaders are often thought to be charismatic people who have something about them that makes them stand out from others. There are certain personality traits for a leader.
The best deserve to lead the others since they deserve a reward for the personality they have developed. As the saying goes “May the best man win! ”Central Organizational ProcessLeadership is a central organizational process and not a mere question of grandiose labeling. An organization is a hierarchical structure that moves from the top level management to the bottom. Being at the top is not every person’s cup of tea because they made an effort to achieve it. The others who are not as capable choose to be at the bottom of the structure.
The top level management manages through a proper chain of command that every person must report to no more than one entitled boss. The structure gives every manager a span of control that limits the number of subordinates working under each manager. These concepts in the structure help to delegate authority down into the entire organization since every organization has a top-down structure and without a leader the company will go haywire. Leadership is the result of this hierarchical structure that organizes a company into an efficient organization. An organization is a systematic arrangement of people brought together to accomplish some specific purpose.
Therefore, without a leader these people will not be able to establish and follow company goals since without the careful guidance of a leader it is impossible for people on positions in the lower end of the hierarchical structure to meet any such goals. The leader gives a start and a boost to the organizational process, a leader is in fact the engine of an organization without which the organization may tend to become dysfunctional.
A leader is someone who is able to influence others and who possesses managerial authority. It is important to channel the activities in an organization since then everything will tend to disperse. Leaders set objectives for their subordinates to follow them and achieve them for the betterment of the organization; they demonstrate that change is possible by overcoming inertia, leaders increase self-confidence of team members with their considerable influence on people and help them to relies their potential more fully so they help bring out the best in people, leaders guide, support and influence but they do not control and that is why people look up to leaders since they influence people in a positive way but never try to control them with force and leaders can influence others to perform beyond the actions dictated by formal authority.