Definition of a Leader
A leader is an individual who guides and instructs his/her team members for the purpose of attaining a specific goal.
The main role of a leader in a firm are:
- Leaders are needed in an organization at all stages- For instance, in the top stage, it is crucial for attaining co-operation in the formulation of plans and policies. Moreover, in the middle and lower stage, there is a need for interpretation and execution of plans and events produced by the top management.
- Leaders are representative of the organization- A manager, i.e., a leader is the representative of the enterprise. He/she has to present the concern at conferences, general meeting, seminars, etc. His/her job is to communicate the rationale of the company to the public. A manager is also a representative of his/her own department.
- Assimilates and merges the personal goals with organizational goals- With the help of leadership traits a leader is able to help on reconciling or assimilating personal goals of the employees with the firm’s goals.