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Leadership versus Headship

Leadership is not necessarily headship. Gibb has noted that there is almost general agreement in the literature of the last few years that leadership is to be distinguished by definition from domination or headship. Headship means a position in the official hierarchy.

A person who is the head of an organization may not have any influence over the members. He may be a head without an influence. But as he gains influence he becomes a leader because leadership basically involves the capacity to influence.

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