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It is difficult to define the quality of a leader. To say that a leader is someone who has followers is too simple. A captain may have soldiers who follow orders, but it makes a captain a commander, not a leader. To say that leadership is influence is too reduced. A robber with a gun...
Bradberry and Kruse define leadership as a process of social influence which maximizes the efforts of others toward the achievement of a greater good. But even this definition is too narrow.
Leadership is a process of social influence that works to increase the efforts of others in pursuit of a common goal.
What most do agree with is that good leaders don't wait for a title. They simply lead, and others naturally follow them.
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