Discerning and consistently choosing the right direction to go in one’s various roles can be called self leadership. Haggai defines group leadership as "the discipline of deliberately exerting special influence within a group to move it toward goals of beneficial permanence that fulfill the group's real needs."
(Haggai, 2009). Leadership can be
described as a bipolar function in which there is a direction setter on one
side, and a direction follower on the other. Hackman and Jonhson ( 2009) note that leaders must create and
aptly use shared symbols like words, stories, rituals, etc; that carry specific
Ongoing mutual influence between leaders and followers is at the heart of leadership.
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