Leadership involves motivating the employees to achieve the business objectives. It is often considered an art, but there are a lot of tools that can help you be better at it. For one thing, there are a number of Leadership Traits that you can cultivate.
Some of the topics that leaders deal with are:
While providing direction for the growth and change in an organization, leaders should also not lose sight of the Poetry and the Lighter Side of Small Business. Real leadership involves nurturing the human side of the organization as well as the business side of it. Jamie Walters, a strong advocate for keeping the organization human spoke with me about her work in developing more human-oriented businesses in Keys to Success in Small Business. She talks about keeping the vision of the organization alive, something that speaks to the real essence of leadership. Bringing vision to the organization and making it happen is what leadership really entails.
One of the best ways to learn about leadership is to read the biographies and quotations from various business leaders. A growing collection of such stories can be found under Business Leaders.