Organisational Success Depends Ultimately on the Qualities of Its Leaders. but Are Leaders Born Successful or Can They Be Trained
D.A.S Plastow Group Managing Director Rolls-Royce Motors Limited.
When we hear the word leadership or leader, the first thing some people imagine is a great military commander or king standing in front of his people and issuing orders. If we think about it more closely, we will realize that leadership is not only a creation of ancient history but we deal with it on a regular basis. To find a leader we don’t need to look far, presidents, politicians, business managers, sport stars and even every day people possess leadership qualities. Although the meaning of leadership may seem at first easy to define, but …show more content…
We can argue, is it the great tactical competence of military commanders, that makes men follow, or is it great leadership. Possessing nothing except leadership qualities, doesn’t make you a leader and surely won’t mobilize people to follow your lead. After analysing the “great leaders” , they turned out to be men who possessed great competence in the roles they fulfilled . (Clement, J. 1991)
The conception that leaders are given special qualities, that separate them from their followers, should allow us to identify these features. This