Essay on the meaning of leadership and good leadership qualties

Essay by BklynRicanUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, October 2005

download word file, 2 pages 3.0

Leadership Essay.

The meaning of leadership varies amongst people. Leadership can be

defined by many different but similar meanings. Based on reading Chapter One of

'Leadership in Leisure Services: Making a Difference (2nd Ed)', by Debra Jordan,

Leadership to me is a constant changing process of interactions and situations

between members of a group consisting of two or more people. Leadership also

consists of a common recognition and understanding of leader-follower roles

between all its group members. Since leadership is goal-oriented it also involves

the leader and its followers to participate in activities to help move the group further

in reaching and obtaining its goal.

The relationship between a leader and its followers is very important in a

group in order to obtain good leadership. There should be a mutual understanding

between the leader and the followers regarding leader-follower roles. Followers

should recognize, acknowledge and accept the leader(s). Followship and

Leadership goes hand in hand with each other because they are interrelated consisting

of shared acts of influence and counter-influence.

The leader should understand and

appreciate the work of its followers and vice verse, in order to work cooperatively

and to obtain the groups shared goal. Both the leader and followers should always

work together towards the goal as a group/team and not separate and fall apart as

a whole in order for the group to be successful and progress.

I believe a leader should possess certain traits and qualities in order to

accomplish good leadership. Some of these traits and/or qualities a leader should

own in my opinion are integrity, courage, be creative and should be authentic. A

Leader should definitely have integrity because a leader should always be honest and

sincere to themselves and its members. A leader should also be courageous and

creative because sometimes...