Leadership may be defined as the process of influencing the behaviour of people by making them strive voluntarily towards the achievement of goals.
Qualities of good leader :
1. Physical qualities
A good leader must possess a good height, weight, health and appearance. Health and endurance help a leader to work hard and inspire others also to do so.
A good leader should have required knowledge and competence, so that he can influence others.
A leader should possess high level of integrity and honesty, so that he can be a role model to others.
A leader should have courage and initiative to do things on his own, rather than waiting for others to do it first.
5. Communication skills
A leader should be a good communicator. He should be able to clearly explain his views to others. He should not only be a good speaker, but a good listener, teacher and counsellor.
6. Motivation skills
A leader should understand the needs of his employees and motivate them by satisfying their needs.
A leader should have a high level of confidence. He should not lose confidence even in the most difficult times.
A leader must be decisive in the sense that once he has taken a decision, he should be firm on it.
9. Social skills
A leader should be sociable and friendly with his colleagues and followers, so that he can understand them and their needs.