Reflection About Leadership

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The society we live in functions on the basis of a hierarchy, with the leaders on top and the rest as followers. This hierarchy system can be seen throughout our everyday lives; in school, with the principle on top, and the students at the bottom; at work, with the manager on top, and the employees at the bottom; even in a family, with the parents on top and the children at the bottom. A crucial part of the hierarchy would be the top authoritative figure, helping the society with regulation, implementing rules, and to be a guide for the people. These leaders play an important role in our society based on how well and developed their leadership skills are. However, leadership is not be a concept that can be taught as it is a natural and inborn…show more content…
Everyone is born with the ability to lead, but have not yet learnt how to use it in their favour. Throughout one’s life, many people face different experiences, which expose them to different environments. This in turn, influences their perspectives, world views, and outlook. Their education and experiences is what draws out their leadership ability. Through this, the skill is developed and continues to develop with time. As leadership is a skill that is developed overtime, it cannot be taught because it is an ongoing process. However, there are many people who choose to ignore this ability, and remain a follower instead of a leader. The process of developing leadership skills depends on a person’s mindset and willingness to learn such…show more content…
It is not a simple and concrete concept to learn or taught, such as, playing the piano, or writing cursive. The idea of leadership is an abstract concept that has not been fully grasped. What is being ‘taught’ to people is the idea of leadership skills, not true leadership. People may be taught that leadership requires being able to direct and motivate others, being able organise, and many others. However, when people are being ‘taught’ how to obtain leadership skills, they are merely observing and being told what to do. Ironically, acting as a follower. In this sense, the idea and what is thought to be leadership is being taught. Observing something is not the same as developing it, likewise, observing someone teach the skill will not allow the person to develop the skill itself. Theoretically, the concept of leadership could be taught, but the ability and skill to actually lead, cannot. Leadership can only be learned overtime through education, and, or exposure. It is not a physical holistic idea that can be taught
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