Leadership is one of the critical components of an organization. It decides the success of the organization. The achievement of business goals is of prime importance. A good leader dries the business towards attainment of these goals. From identifying and recruiting good talent, the leader’s role is of high criticality. He keeps the force motivated to attain the goals, and also shows keen interest in their personal development. The leader is of prime importance in designing the career path of his subordinates. It would not be an exaggeration to mention that leaders also play a pivotal role in developing future leaders. This research is an attempt to investigate the different facets of leadership, touching upon its history from mythology, theories and activities to develop leadership


Leadership, Development, Theories, Styles, Activities,


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