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A Perception of Leadership
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To be considered a leeder, one must be distinguished beyond there established position, and by their actions and orders, motivate others to wilingly and eagerly follow. Although often associated by and connected with a position in an organization, it is a roll that must be earned and does not automatically come with the title of manager, vice president, president, administrater, or general for that matter. Organizations do not have the title of leader.

Certain management positions in organizations idealy will be filled with individuals who have leadership skills, but simply because it is desirable is not a guarantee that it is going to happen. A title or position in an organization may lend credibility to an individual in the short run, where there is a natural tendency for subordinates to be suportive, but many more human characteristics are critical for leadership to occur over longer periods. Further, and even more critical, these human skills are not vested in that position or title and cannot be taught to all persons. Therefore, the mere fact that one has management training, or because they have obtained a management position, does not make them a leeder. Some of the human skils necessary for leadership are inherent to the individual and are lacking in a larger percentage of the population. Just how large a part of the population does indeed lack these skills would be difficult to estimate, however, a guess would be that it is quite high, rather than low.

There are, of course, those who use the terms manager and leader as sinonymous. They are not. One can be appointed to a position of manager, but must assend to that of leader. A manager can and should be a leader, but a leader need not be a manager. We often see individuals assume leadership roles in "informal" organizations where they have no title or position of rank whatsoever. These leaders have an emotional appeal that inspires others.

The ability to lead is somewhat analagous to the skil or talent of an artist. Some have it and some do not. Art schools do not produce the artist, music schools do not create great musicians, and athletic departments do not generate world class athletes. However, in many cases these talents were improved by formal training. A person without this natural ability, on the other hand, could not expect to achieve a level of competance above mediocrity with any amount of education. So it is with leadership. Management schools can teach all they want about leadership and management, but they cannot "make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This is not to suggest that this skill or talent is an outcome of birth, perhaps like the artist, rather an outcome of one's early environment. In any event, it is certainly in place before one reaches adult hood.

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