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Leadership in organizations
Second assignment

Georgi Rashkov
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The concepts and theories that the retrospective data provides represent a sense of better understanding towards leadership and development in the leadership skills in an organization.


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This assignment will evaluate number of topics of this module; also it will reflect critically my personal learning journey into studying leadership.
Leadership is a trait that is normally derived within individuals while strategically polished afterwards. Leaders are born not just through the blessings of natural inheritance but require equal attention towards its flourish and sequential development. While searching for a definition, one’s mind comes up with a usual set of traits that constitute to leadership but in cases when one experiences leadership the definition becomes compliant to the characteristics observed in the meantime. Leadership is a term that is often confused with leaders although both are different to some extent. The phenomenal role of leadership is obvious since the beginning of time. Immaculate leaderships have been carved out of the great historic happenings. Leadership may relate to an individual, a company (David I. Bertocc, 2009), an organization or a nation as a whole and the attributes differ likewise. Thus there is no certain point or extent to which a universal definition could be assigned to leadership. Microsoft represents leadership in the computer technology while Gandhi represents political leadership.
What the scenario reflects is that the concept of leadership has varied from the beginning and has been consistent in doing so till the present times. Therefore, it would not be wrong to anticipate a similar behaviour of leadership in the years to come.
Confusions in understanding the true meaning of leadership arise when the term is mixed with authority, power and related terms. People tend to define the concept of leadership according to their personal thoughts. Leadership, in other words, depends upon the person who is defining the term (Yukl, 2006). A careful analysis of the various definitions of leadership


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derives the assumptions that it is the behavior of an individual directed towards making people related to the organization pursues a common cause.
Hitt (1999) defines leadership as person’s ability to get ahead of the competitors by anticipating, envisioning, creating strategies and keeping the existence of flexibility, and working with others to apply changes that will have positive impact over the organization. That leader influences a group of individuals in order to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2013).
Leadership is an inspirational set of traits that possesses the capability to bring a change in the organization and its members (Alan Bryman, 2013).
The Process of Leadership
Leaders are not born; they are being developed by passing through the stages of leadership (Arvey et al., 2007).

Based on the above-mentioned information a leadership

process has been structured of a sequence of four stages (David I. Bertocc, 2009). These stages include Devising a strategic vision
Communicating the vision to the members of the organization
Construct a relationship of trust between the organizational members and stakeholders through effective utilization of technical and personal expertise
Becoming a role through empowerment and inspiration
The effectiveness of Leadership
Leaders need to take the responsibility of managing an organization sometimes even aggressively, emotionally and forcefully, not to be given but taking that responsibility is one of