Leadership can be defined as “the ability to inspire confidence in and support among the people who are needed to achieve organisational goals” (DuBrin, 2012, p.28).[1] Alternatively, leadership is “the discipline of deliberately exerting special influence within a group to move it toward goals of beneficial permanence that fulfil the group’s real needs” (Haggai, 2009, p.20)[2]. There is a difference between leadership practices in private and public sector.

The following is the list of popular leadership theories:

There are many types of leadership styles and the following are the most popular leadership styles:

You can find analysis of leadership practices at major international companies in this portal here.

[1] DuBrin, A.J. (2012) “Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills” 7th edition, Cengage Learning

[2] Haggai, J.E. (2009) “The Influential Leader: 12 Steps to Igniting Visionary Decision Making” Harvest House Publishers