is the power to influence others for a common course. From theinterview that I conducted, I learned various aspects of leadership.First, a leader is nurtured from a tender age. isexhibited not in maturity, but throughout one’s life. People whobecome great leaders start from the bottom, standing out from therest even if it means being humiliated. Secondly a true leader isselfless and puts the interest of others before everything else. Aleader is not like a manager he exhibits high concern for his peopleregardless of the situation, unlike managers who are result oriented.To a leader, his followers come first. Thirdly, even though a leadermay be bestowed with the responsibility of a manager, his leadershipis exceptionally visible. Leaders consider decisions in broaderterms, not for the gain of the organization alone, but for the otherstakeholders (Northouse67).Finally but not least, leaders are not born, they are made. One canbecome a leader through taking responsibilities assigned to him orher. However, not everyone can become a leader, since leaders areintrinsically motivated and compelled to serve people.
Thisinterview was useful as it opened my view of leadership. Unlike myprevious believe that leaders are born, the current interview provedotherwise, one can become a leader through experience in handlingvarious situations. Of ultimate importance, is the concern of theleader on his followers. Despite having various approaches to issues,such as democratic, autocratic or authoritative, transformationalapproaches, leaders are inherently concerned about their followers.However, of these approaches to leadership, transformational leadersare able to influence more positively and benefit everyone undertheir jurisdiction than other leaders.
Northouse,Peter G. : theory and practice.Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2010. Print.