Leadership potential for credibility.

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Leadership is the process of guiding and directing the behaviour of people in the work environment. Formal Leadership occurs when and organisation officially bestows on a leader the authority to guide and direct other in the organisation. Informal leadership occurs when a person is unofficially accorded power by others in the organisation and uses influence to guide and direct their behaviour. Leadership on the job is summed up in the effect that everything a leader says and does has on the workforce. It involves securing willing cooperation, interest and desire to do the job the way the leader wants it done. S/he is ahead of the group, showing the way, finding the best path to the objective as indicated by the leader. A leader must have the ability to create and articulate a realistic a, credible and attractive vision of the future for an organisation or business unit that grows out of and improves on the present. This vision must be value centred, realizable, evokes superior imagery and well articulated. The leader must be able to explain the vision to others, model the vision and extend vision to different leadership contexts.