Leadership David baseme

"there are almost as many different definitions of leadership as there are persons who have attempted to define the concept" - Stogdill

Perception of leadership has evolved as manisfested by the evolution of Leadership theories

  • Great Man Theory
  • Trait Theory
  • Behavioral Theory
  • Contingency or Situational Theory

Leadership has multiple facets

1. Leadership as a set of traits

  • Leadership emanates from a set natural characteristics

2. Leadership as a position or title

  • To many hierarchy symbolizes leadership
  • However, leadership can be display with no title

3. Leadership as a process

  • Leadership is not static
  • Leadership occurs across a certain lapse of time


  • Internal vs external view of determinant of leadership
  • "Followership" is an overlooked aspect of leadership


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