Chapter 8: Leadership, Followership Roles, and Decision-Making

Leadership is the ability to influence and guide a group of people toward a common goal or objective. It involves setting a vision, motivating and inspiring others, making decisions, and taking responsibility for the outcome of those decisions. Leadership can be demonstrated in many different contexts, such as in business, politics, education, sports, and social groups. Effective leadership requires a combination of personal qualities such as integrity, empathy, and self-awareness, as well as technical and strategic skills such as communication, problem-solving, and decision-making. Good leaders not only lead by example, but they also create a positive culture and empower their team members to achieve their full potential.

A person in the role of leader may provide good leadership. Likewise, a person who is not recognized as a “leader” by title can provide excellent leadership. In this chapter will discuss approaches to studying leadership, leadership styles, and group decision-making.


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