Leadership

The basic principles of leadership are applicable to all areas of our lives and as old as man himself, though the Scriptures are that offer us the written evidence of the same. Michellene Davis describes an additional similar source. Commonly, we associate leadership with labour or institutional settings. It is enough that two or more people come together with a target so that the possibility of leadership. The choice corresponds to each, in each moment, each person has the opportunity to make a decision about the principles that apply in your life. Achieve exert influence over others with a true leadership, is available to anyone and is something that is learned, but that requires an enormous effort. Since it’s a personal decision that demands a great effort, the majority of those who occupy positions of leadership do not exercise and are limited to manage. At this point it is essential to establish the difference between managing and leading, managing and leading. The management is not something that should be done with people, things are handled and leads to people.

In the more traditional definitions of leadership, they mention the leader as the Chief or any grouping Guide. But James Hunter, in his book the paradox, shares a much more comprehensive and up-to-date concept, defines leadership as the art of influencing people to make it work with enthusiasm in the pursuit of goals for the common good. Breakdown of key words, we see that an art is a skill learned or acquired. The leadership, which is nothing more than influence others, consists of a series of skills that anyone can learn and develop, when will correlate the desire to appropriate to appropriate actions. The great challenge is to influence other people, getting to our desire to involve mentally and voluntarily. To understand this point, it is necessary to establish a clear distinction between power and authority. Power refers to the ability to force or coerce someone, to make the will of those who exercised that power, while I would prefer not to do so.

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