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Leadership: Home


Broader Term:

  • Ability
  • Managerial characteristics
  • Personality
  • Personality traits

Related Term:

  • Authority
  • Command of troops
  • Contingency theory (Management)
  • Discipline
  • Elite
  • Executive ability
  • Executives
  • Human relations
  • Leaders
  • Political leaders
  • Prestige
  • Religious leaders
  • Superior subordinate relationship
  • Supervisor

Narrower Term:

  • Christian leadership
  • Communist leadership
  • Community leadership
  • Conservation leadership
  • Development leadership
  • Educational leadership
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Hispanic American leadership
  • Indian leadership
  • Jewish leadership
  • Mexican American leadership
  • Political leadership
  • Recreation leadership

(Subject headings extracted from the following indexes: Library of Congress Subject Headings; EBSCO Thesaurus; ProQuest Thesaurus; ERIC Thesaurus)



Scope Note

Leadership “is the presence and spirit of the individual who leads and the relationship created with those who are led. Good leadership accommodates the needs and values of those who need to be led. Good leadership takes into account the skills and capabilities of those with whom the leader shares leadership. Good leadership adapts to the purpose and future needs of the organization. Leadership is an art, an inner journey, a network of relationships, a mastery of methods, and much, much more. And because we cannot expect any single heroic individual to possess all these traits, leadership, ultimately, must be a system”. [Quoted from:The leader’s handbook: making things happen, getting things done. HD 57.7 S397 1998 Reference Section]

Here are entered works on the quality, power, or ability to lead others founded upon the prestige of position or upon ability and qualities of character. Works on the exercise of military leaders and power of decision by a commander over his subordinates by virtue of authority, rank, and responsibility are entered under Command of troops. [Quoted from: Library of Congress. Z 695 L5 2001 v. 3 Reference Section]

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