Leadership is the ability to persuade others to seek defined objectives enthusiastically.
It is the human factor which binds a group together and motivates it towards goals.
Leadership can be defined both as process and property.
Leadership is a Process
Leadership is the ability of a superior to influence the behavior of a subordinate or group and persuade them to follow a particular course of action.
It is the art of inspiring subordinates or followers to perform their duties willingly, competently, and enthusiastically.
As a process, leadership involves the use of no coercive influence to direct & coordinate the activities of the members of an organized group towards the achievement of group objectives.
Leadership is a Property
Leadership is the set of characteristics attributed to individuals who are perceived to be leaders.
Thus leaders are people who can influence the behaviors of others without having to rely on force or people whom others accept as leaders.
As a property, leadership is a set of qualities or characteristics attributed to those who are perceived to successfully employ such influence.
Such qualities include; ability to inspire the other, ability, to understand human behavior, the ability of verbal assertiveness, willingness to take the risk.