Leadership Overview: What Purpose Does It Serve?
Leadership is the process of influencing the thoughts, acts, and motivation of individuals or a group through communication to achieve a vision/goal. Leaders impact our daily lives in both good times and bad times. The purpose of leadership is to inspire a person or group of people to accomplish a goal. The leader's purpose is to steer and motivate them toward achievement of a goal for the good of the large. In other words leadership is defined by the purpose it serves: to advance a better way. Stephen Covey states "Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out"