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Local Government in India by Pardeep Sachdeva

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Leadership in Urban Local Governments

Every organization, governmental or non-governmental, a political party and a group needs leadership to inspire, motivate and guide its members in their collective efforts to achieve its objectives. Pfiffner and Presthus, accordingly, define leadership as the act of coordinating and motivating individuals and groups to achieve desired ends.1 Similarly, G.R. Terry is of the view that leadership is the activity of influencing people to strive willingly for mutual objectives.2 Kontze and O’Dennel observe that leadership is the activity of persuading people to cooperate in the achievement of a common objective.3 Ordway Tead believes that leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate in the ...

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