There has been a lot of talk about leadership, due to its importance in the history of organizations, be it social, political or even military. It has always been a subject debated among big business, however, no matter if the leader in the organization is born or is done, there is no doubt that leading people are valued in your company as a driver and generator of added value in it. Some specialists see leadership as a broad and visionary activity that tries to discern the competence and values characteristic of an organization. In this sense, leadership can be interpreted and analyzed from two perspectives: as a personal quality of the leader and as a function within an organization, community or society.
A good leader must meet four conditions;
- Commitment to the mission
- Vision communication
- Personal integrity
But the leader must not only comply with these conditions, he must also comply with certain virtues that will guide him in making good decisions. These virtues are prudence, temperance, justice and strength. The task of the leader like Mathieu Chantelois is not so easy, it must be able to have very good communication and an ability to integrate, is to make the members of the organization free their energy for the achievement of a common goal. After 20 years in the corporate world, Mathieu Chantelois decided to dedicate his knowledge and expertise to his passion for helping others in the nonprofit sector. Communication plays a leading role because it allows us to transmit what is inside us as we feel it. And the integration allows efficient actions to be carried out jointly and without disconnections.
Basically, leadership consists of a way of being, because the leader is formed day by day: in the passion for mission, in action and in fundamental values. In addition, a leader must not only delegate responsibilities but must expand power towards others, be humble and be considered substitutable.
So we can define leadership as a process of interaction between people in which one of them leads, through their personal influence and power, the energies, potentialities and activities of a group, to achieve a common goal in order to transform both to the company as to the people who collaborate in it.
In summary, leadership is important as it is vital for the survival of any organization. It is important, because it is the ability of a boss to guide and direct. An organization can have an adequate planning, control etc. and not surviving the lack of an appropriate leader, even such an organization may lack planning and control, but having a good leader can succeed.
Social Economy and Social Factor:
The entities of the Social Economy are those organizations that (usually) have a democratic management and develop their activities oriented to the general interest and of their associates or beneficiaries; At the same time, they have a strong presence in some Latin American countries as well as in the European Union, with legal forms that correspond to mutual’s, foundations, cooperatives and community associations of various kinds, developing activities in broad sectors of economic life And social. Within the Social Economy it is possible to distinguish between two sub-sectors: market, with democratic distribution of benefits (e.g. Cooperatives); and a non-market or non-profit sub-sector, at the service of households (eg community organizations).