The concept of leadership has been around for many
years, and yet it remains difficult to put your finger on just what leadership is and what makes a good leader. There is no
one definition or set of traits that covers all leaders, as every situation is different and every group is motivated to succeed
by different methods.
For example, even when an organisation, religious group
or political group has access to the exact same resources they rarely see the exact same results. Why? The answer lies with
the people who make up the organisation or group. Leadership has been the key to success throughout history within the political,
religious and business environment.
This website is designed as a student resource for
general information on good leadership. You will find discussions on various leadership styles, such as charismatic leadership, transactional leadership, transformational leadership and servant leadership. We have provided examples of well known charismatic leaders, see Sir Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela and the 14th Dalai Lama, and well known servant leaders, Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi.
These examples demonstrate how leaders have come from
many different life situations and have been successful in many different environments.
We hope that after reading the information provided
on this website you have a better understanding of what leadership involves, and how you can succeed as a leader in whichever
environment you choose.