How do we define leadership?
The most important role of the leader is to take on his shoulders the burden of ambiguity inherent in difficult situations. That accomplished, his subordinates have criteria and can turn to implementation (Kissinger 1982: 531).
A relationship through which one person influences the behaviour or actions of other people (Mullins 2002: 904).
The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers (Drucker 1996: 54).
Leadership is a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among colleagues, and taking effective action to realise your own leadership potential (Bennis 1989: 7).
The true measure of leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less (Maxwell 2007: 11).
Your taskResearch transactional and transformational leadership.In your opinion, which is the best model for emergency risk managers?
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Emergency Management: Risk, Incidents and Leadership
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