Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Research of the Nature of Leadership Activities
Issue: Vol. 10, No 1, 2017
Published date: 03-2017 (print) / 03-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Andrea Jankurová
Danubius University

Ivana Ljudvigová
University of Economics in Bratislava

Klaudia Gubová
University of Economics in Bratislava
Keywords: leadership, leader, leadership activities, followers
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-1/10
Index PUBMS: 78a10dac-0041-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 135-151 (17)
JEL classification: M20, M21, M29
Website: http://www.economics-sociology.eu/?476,en_research-of-the-nature-of-leadership-activities
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Abstract

Professional literature on leadership mostly states that a leader should be like (personality traits) and describes different leadership styles and types. However, very little is known about what leaders do in their everyday practice, or how they do it. Leadership should be seen more widely and should be explored along the characteristics and style of leadership and how leaders are manifested externally through their work, which means to explore the nature of leadership work. The aim of the research project was to gain more knowledge about the activities undertaken by leaders to answer a simple, but yet not too clearly answered question: „What does a leader really do?“ This finding will help reveal important activities on which best leaders focus and determine which elements are really important for leadership. The research project was managed as a combination of interviews conducted with leaders, people on senior management positions along with a questionnaire survey.

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