John W. Gardner :Leadership is the process of persuasion and example by which an individual (or leadership team) induces a group to take action that is in accord with the leader’s purpose, or the shared purposes of all.”
John C Maxwell : "leadership is influence - nothing more, nothing less."
Peter Drucker : "The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers."
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