Leadership and the functions of Leadership

Category: Bank
Posted on: Monday, September 18, 2017


Q.1 What do you understand by Leadership? Discuss the functions of Leadership.

 Ans.: Keith Davis – “Leadership is the ability to persuade others to seek defined objectives enthusiastically. It is the human factor which binds the group together and motivates it towards goal.”

 Keys and Case – “Leadership is the process of influencing and supporting others to work enthusiastically towards achieving objectives.”

 Weihrich and Koontz – “Leadership is the art or process of influencing people so that they will strive willingly and enthusiastically towards the achievement of group goals.”

 Thus leadership is the process and the art influencing the behaviour, attitudes, activities of people to work willingly and enthusiastically towards the accomplishment of group goals.

 Functions of Leadership:

  • Guides or Inspires or Motivates
  • Boosts Morals
  • Creates Confidence and Enthusiasm
  • Develops Team Spirit
  • Creates Vision and Initiative
  • Transforms Potential into Reality
  • Sincerity and Honesty
  • Courage and Will Power
  • Flexible and Dynamic
  • Emotional Stability i.e. Maturity
  • Sound Judgment
  • Tact and Humour
  • Education and Knowledge
  • Conceptual Skills
  • Administrative Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Human Relations Skills
  • Technical Skills