Concept of Leadership, Leadership qualities. Function of Managerial leader, Leadership styles: autocratic, democratic and leissez faire
Leadership is the process of management that influences an individual or group of people's behavior for achieving specific goals. It is the personal quality of an individual. We can define a leader as someone who can influence others and who has managerial authority. The objective of leadership is to influence so that important goal can be achieved.
The functions to be performed by a leader depends upon the nature of the organization and its business which includes setting & achieving organizational goals, planning operations of the organization, and symbolic figure for the group. Leadership styles can be categorized into three types i.e. Autocratic leadership, Democratic leadership & Laissez-Faire leadership.