Leadership is the ability of an individual or group of individuals to lead, guide or influence other group of people or an organization. Leadership entails; having a clear vision, ability to communicate the vision to team members, ability to organise in an effective and efficient manner, inspiring subordinates towards fulfillment of organization’s goals and balancing the conflict of interest of all subordinates and stakeholders. Leadership encompasses all spheres of life; family, political, management or economic.
Leadership requires skills although it can be learnt, improve through mentoring and coaching but it is more of a skill. The core skill of leadership is influence, in fact John C. Maxwell defines leadership as influence, how well you can influence your subordinate or situation makes you a leader: a leader is someone who guides or directs others.