IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
The purpose of this study is to debate what is meant by the phrase, “leadership is everyone’s business”-can this not be true. In debating this phrase, we shall define the term leadership. Various scholars have defined leadership in different terms and this paper shall attempt to look at the different leadership theories, types of leadership and their implications on the topic under debate. This purpose shall among others look at the following theories and types of leadership, situational leadership, transactional leadership, adaptive leadership and the path goal theory among others. The paper shall also look at the difference between leadership and management, leadership and followership, the various myths about leadership together with the various stages of leadership. This will all be in attempt to establish the meaning of the phrase, “leadership is everyone’s business” in full context. The topic under debate has wide reading material to such an extent that there are a lot of books with the same title under debate. The conclusion that appears to be in most of the literature is that everyone is a leader in their own spheres of influence; hence leadership is a duty for everyone, both the discerning and non-discerning individuals at whatever stage of the organization one is in.