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A leader is someone who has the authority to tell a group of people what to do. In the simplest sense, a leader is somebody whom people follow. A group with no leader is called leaderless. A leader is one who gets others to take action towards a common goal.[1] One job of a leader is to govern the actions of followers.[2] A leader also represents a group or company.[2] For example, the Prime Minister of Canada has the authority to govern the society of Canada and represent the people of Canada. He is a leader.

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  1. Edwin A. Locke, The Essence of Leadership: The Four Keys to Leading Successfully (New York: Lexington Books; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991), p. 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Parag Diwan, Management Principles and Practices (New Delhi: Excel Books, 2002), p. 328

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