Leadership Essay

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LEADERSHIP – INDIVIDUAL TERM PAPER

Leadership – Individual Term Paper Mohammad Hatta Bin Adam Matric No 814970 Master of Business Administration Universiti Utara Malaysia

INDIVIDUAL TERM PAPER

TASKS 1. Select an individual that was considered as a leader from your own perspective 2. Discuss the individual’s ability in responding to the situation/scenario. Please state the situation/scenario faced by the respective leader in the paper 3. Consider theories and concepts in leadership in the discussion 4. Conclude your findings and make comment in related to the individual related to the situation/scenario

OBJECTIVES 1. To assess analytical ability in examining individual’s leadership in their respective organization 2. To
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There are quite a number of definitions for leadership, but the following three excerpts can summarize the definition well. a. Leadership is an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes and outcomes that reflect their shared purposes (Daft, 2011, p. 5). b. Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal (Kruse, 2013). c. Leadership is an attempt to use influence to motivate individuals to achieve some goals (Hersey-Blanchard, n.d.).

There are some notable key elements with all the definitions which are: 1. Influence: There is no element of authority or power. 2. Followers, others, individuals: Leaders require others and it doesn’t has to be direct reports 3. Shared purpose, goals: All the influence exerts by leaders unto followers (and others) are meant to achieve identified goals and purpose Leadership has nothing to do with seniority, one’s position or title in an organization or community. In fact a plain worker or a commoner can also be a leader as long as he or she carries the above notable elements. Therefore, leadership can be both positive and negative in terms of influence. Leaders such as Adolf Hitler and Fidel Castro brought negative influences. Whether leaders carry with them positive or negative influence will very much depend on individuals’ perception,

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