Leadership is an essential element of directing'

‘Leadership is an essential element of directing’. Do you agree? Give three reasons in support of your answer.
’Leadership • is ‘.considered the most important element of directing’. In the light of this statement, explain any three points of importance of leadership.

Yes, leadership is the most important element of directing as it helps in influencing the behaviour of others for the accomplishment of goals.
Importance of leadership can be explained as follows:
(i) Leadership influences the behaviour of people and makes them to positively contribute their energies for the benefit of the organisation.
(ii) A leader maintains personal relations and helps his
followers in fulfilling their needs. He provides needed confidence, support and encouragement to subordinates. '
(iii) Leader plays a key role in introducing required changes in the organisation. He persuades and inspires the subordinates to accept changes.