Leading modules


Module 2 “Am I a leader?” – Leadership skills

Unit 1: What is leadership?
Defining leadership

You have most probably heard about rather a few leadership definitions already. So, let’s see in more detail, What is leadership? – This can be seen as a really simple question, yet it is quite difficult to answer. According to the business dictionary, leadership can be seen as:

  1. the individuals who are the leaders in an organization, regarded collectively; or
  2. the activity of leading a group of people or an organization or the ability to do this.

Considering the above, and thinking about our every -day lives, it can be said that, not all of us are leaders and there is nothing wrong with it! From an entrepreneurs’ point of view, an entrepreneurial attitude foresees the promotion of an organizational development and change. To achieve this, coordination skills and guidelines are essential to lead the group/ team/ organization to effectiveness and success.

what is leadership

There are several key roles in a successful team and it is of upmost importance to know and understand these roles so each team member can play his/her part better. And although we are not all leaders, we can develop our leadership skills on various types and characteristics of leadership through research and debate of ideas and arguments. Watch the videos below in order to see what skills need to be developed and improved in order to become a better leader.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61OzhSrgsd8&t=10s – 4 steps to improve leadership skills from Bryan Tracy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2qu_j6GAG8 – developing leadership skills

Moreover, leadership requires the existence of harmony between the goals shared by leaders and their teams. Therefore, as you could see in the videos, leadership is a process that foresees the ability of an individual to influence, motivate and empower a group of people for the effective implementation of a common goal.