FollowershipThe concept of followership is popular in certain quarters today. Others refuse to call employees followers, feeling that such a label is disengaging. What do you think?

There are some strong arguments for followership, which claim that we can't understand leadership without it.

How to be a leaderHere are some quick tips on how to be a leader, covering 10 key leadership traits with an explanation of what each one means.

The following leadership traits are for taking charge of people and getting work done through them. Other pages on Leadersdirect discuss how to show leadership when you aren't in charge of people.

leadership influenceLeadership is often described as an influence process. We say that leaders influence people to do things that they might not do otherwise. But what exactly does it mean to say that leadership is a form of influence?

The Born LeaderLeaders aren't born. Neither are great artists, but both are born with potential. Our answer to this question depends on how we define leadership. If being a leader means challenging the status quo, then you need youthful rebelliousness to stand up and be counted. This is a character trait you were born with or developed very early in life - it is not a learned skillset.