MBA Made Easy
Leadership has been described as the “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”.[Chemers MM 2002]
Alan Keith: "Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen."
Ken "SKC" Ogbonnia: "Effective leadership is the ability to successfully integrate and maximize available resources within the internal and external environment for the attainment of organizational or societal goals."
Ann Marie E. McSwain: “Leadership is about capacity: the capacity of leaders to listen and observe, to use their expertise as a starting point to encourage dialogue between all levels of decision-making, to establish processes and transparency in decision-making, to articulate their own values and visions clearly but not impose them. Leadership is about setting and not just reacting to agendas, identifying problems, and initiating change that makes for substantial improvement rather than managing change.”
These three definitions talk about certain common things. They are resources, utilization of resources, managing constraints and getting extraordinary results. These definitions also talk about motivating people to work in unison to create results.