The Leadership Point of View

James G. Clawson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business


This note is intended as an introduction to a discussion on what leadership is. The definition proposed here is that real leadership is accomplished by the kind of person who is able to (1) see what needs to be done, (2) understand the underlying forces at play in a situation, and (3) initiate action to change things. A person who wants to become a leader in his or her organization needs to learn and observe as much as possible about the organization and to think about where it should be going. He or she should go beyond the immediate situation in their thinking in order to have a proactive point of view of the business as a whole.

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Date posted: October 21, 2008  

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Clawson, James G., The Leadership Point of View. Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0791. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=911115

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James G. Clawson (Contact Author)
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
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