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1a Leadership Leadership is a dynamic process of influencing others towards the attainment of organisational goals Over the years many leadership theories have emerged and leadership researchers have defined it as follows The creative and directive force of morale Munson 1921 The presence of a particular influence relationship between two or more persons Hollander Julian 1969 Actions that focus resources to create desirable opportunities Campbell 1991 Although these definitions differ in many ways it is important to understand that there is no single correct definition Regardless of whether someone is mainly task or people orientated all effective leaders share certain qualities and attributes Referring to the writings of Sogdill Bass and Hollanders John W Gardner describes the key attributes of effective leadership in On Leadership in the following way 1Decision Making - Leaders have the ability to be effective in their decision making 2Competence - Good leaders have a high degree of confidence and are competent in the job 3Interpersonal skills - Good leaders are able to communicate effectively 4Motivating - Good leaders have the capacity to persuade others 5Risk Taker - Effective leaders are proactive and are always trying to improve something Entrepreneurship The term entrepreneurship comes from the French verb entreprendre and the German word unternehmen both of which mean to undertake Schumpeter 1934 described an entrepreneur as one who destroys the existing economic orders by introducing new products and services by creating new forms of organisations or by exploiting new raw materials According to Kirzner 1979 an entrepreneur is essentially an arbitrageur who recognizes and acts upon market opportunities In contrast to Schumpeters viewpoint the entrepreneur moves the market toward equilibrium Although there is no official definition of entrepreneurship the following one has evolved from work done at Harvard Business School and is now generally accepted by authors Entrepreneurship is the process of creating or seizing an opportunity and pursuing it regardless of the resources currently
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