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The Crucial Role of Leadership in Organizations: A Review of Literature

Author(s): Akbar Ali

Journal: International Journal of Independent Research Studies
ISSN 2226-4817

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 153;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Leadership | leadership attributes | organization effectiveness | metaphoric concepts.

What defines leadership? Executives ask this question every time they choose a new leader or train their current leaders. Organizations must understand the fundamentals of leadership before making decisions about their leadership. Leaders are not created overnight. Becoming an effective leader involves considerable time and effort to hone the necessary skills and abilities. Training is considered as a key to develop leaders, however understanding the concept of leadership is vital for leader’s development. The aim of this paper is to study the in-depth context of leadership and its significance in organization effectiveness. Concept of paradigm shift has emphasized that volunteers administrator must serve as a focal point for leadership. A comprehensive review of current literature is used to develop the ground for this paper. This paper significantly contributes towardsthe literature of leadership by conceptualized role and effectiveness of leadership in organizations.

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