The first studies of
leadership have roots in the beginning of civilization and date back to Plato,
Machiavelli and Sun Tzu. The interest has always existed and today has reached
the highest popularity. So many people want to become leaders for the reason
that we want to become powerful and be respected. But a crucial problem is lack
of knowledge and experience.
It is generally known that
leadership plays a major role in determining the success or failure in business
or in different life situations. Leadership is a complex discipline and is
described and analyzed through different leadership theories and models. This paper examines main ideas and principles
on leadership with special emphasis on leadership in America.
As with most popular sayings
of general use, there is some truth in “Great leaders are born, not made.”
Reasonably, the talent for great leadership is innate, however learning how to
be a more effective leader is available to everyone – whether you lead multiple
teams, an entire company or just one staff member.
Effective leadership is not
the same as good management. To become an effective leader, a person should
possess some skills in managing people. These skills include communication,
trustworthiness and confidence. In order to effectively run an organization,
management must be able to plan a strategy, provide a vision, inspire others to
action and solve problems. Effective leadership is based on behaviors that
bring about empowerment and change.
Many studies demonstrate a
surprising number of advice how to be a leader. But in fact, it is always
easier to learn by example. In the literature there are many examples of
successful people and their prosperous lives. Everyone has their own special
tactics, the sources of motivation and inspiration. The purpose of this work is
to reveal the meaning of American leadership, especially in the business sphere
and with reference to examples illustrating the concept of leadership.