noun | [lee-der-ship ]

Leadership is the ability to motivate and organise a group of people towards achieving a common goal. It is the ability to gain the trust and respect of group members by behaving responsibly and in a fair manner, and putting others’ needs before our own. It includes the ability to understand strengths and vulnerabilities of group members, so as to align them with tasks that optimize their performance. Leadership is also the ability to cause changes in other people and social systems.

Leadership skills benefit every aspect of our lives by helping in the development of key personal qualities such as perseverance, being committed and responsible, resilience, self-confidence, etc. Leaders use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others towards change.

Leadership In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Lead a group towards achieving a goal.
  • Delegate tasks to group members.
  • Accept suggestions and inputs from the group members.
  • Express confidence in others and their ability to contribute to the group.
  • Make others feel valued in the group.
  • Influence others through effective use of words and actions.
  • View challenges as things that can be overcome with effort and innovative thinking.
  • Be receptive to new and unfamiliar ideas, perspectives and experiences.
  • Show resilience in tough situations.

Related Life Skills

Also Known As

Hindi | 


Marathi | 



We invite you to share your feedback and comments on the LSC India Glossary. We are very keen to hear your ideas and suggestions as we continue to make the India Glossary better and more relevant. We are accepting feedback till 28th February! Write to us

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.


Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

Perseverance is the ability to put in continued, thorough and diligent...

Learn more

Learning to Learn is the ability to pursue and persist in...

Learn more

ICT Literacy is the ability to use digital technology, communications tools...

Learn more

Logical Thinking is the ability to apply logic to better understand...

Learn more

Self-Efficacy is the belief we have in our own capacity and...

Learn more