primary terminal shoot or trunk of a tree. Large. usually upright stem. A stem that dominates a portion of the crown by suppressing lateral branches.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
leader (noun)
something that as - leads
a) a primary or terminal shoot of a plant
b) - tendon sinew
c) dots or hyphens (as in an index) used to lead the eye horizontally - ellipsis
d) chiefly British a newspaper editorial
e) (1) something for guiding fish into a trap
(2) a short length of material for attaching the end of a fishing line to a lure or hook
f) - loss leader
g) something that ranks first
h) a blank section at the beginning or end of a reel of film or recorded tape
a person who leads as
a) - guide conductor
b) (1) a person who directs a military force or unit
(2) a person who has commanding authority or influence
c) (1) the principal officer of a British political party
(2) a party member chosen to manage party activities in a legislative body
(3) such a party member presiding over the whole legislative body when the party constitutes a majority
d) (1) - conductor
(2) a first or principal performer of a group
a horse placed in advance of the other horses of a team
leader (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Leadership (disambiguation).
"Leader" redirects here. For other uses, see Leader (disambiguation).

Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations. The literature debates various viewpoints: contrasting Eastern and Western approaches to leadership, and also (within the West) US vs. European approaches. US academic environments define leadership as "a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task". Leadership seen from a European and non-academic perspective encompasses a view of a leader who can be moved not only by communitarian goals but also by the search for personal power. In a holistic perspective, as the European researcher Daniele Trevisani highlights: "Leadership is a holistic spectrum that can arise from: (1) higher levels of physical power, need to display power and control others, force superiority, ability to generate fear, or group-member's need for a powerful group protector (Primal Leadership), (2) superior mental energies, superior motivational forces, perceivable in communication and behaviors, lack of fear, courage, determination (Psychoenergetic Leadership), (3) higher abilities in managing the overall picture (Macro-Leadership), (4) higher abilities in specialized tasks (Micro-Leadership), (5) higher ability in managing the execution of a task (Project Leadership), and (6) higher level of values, wisdom, and spirituality (Spiritual Leadership), where any Leader derives its Leadership from a unique mix of one or more of the former factors".

The Six Cells of Human Potential and Exa-Leadership
Profile's traits: power, authority, dominance, aggressiveness, often shifts to fear or punishment as motivational tools
Profile's traits: motivation, psychological energies, resilience, emotional strength, sensitivity
Profile's traits: narrowed and precise technical skills, risk of being unaware of the whole system view
Profile's traits: good big-picture, understanding of system's dynamics
Profile's traits: focused on deadlines, structure, steps, delegation, timing
Profile's traits: focused on vision, spiritual fulfillment, humanistic needs, self and other's improvement, causes and long term view, values, mission, visionary perspective, ability to inspire

Studies of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, function, behavior,power, vision and values,

charisma, and intelligence, among others.

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