Many of the most cruel, vicious, and horrible leaders in the world we know today, have inherited their power through fear. Yet, a grand amount of them have something in common. They may rule with an iron fist, but essentially, they were successful. Many productive ideas and developments have come through collaborative efforts, but as history shows, many of the productive leaders in history ruled through authoritative leadership. Although both forms of leadership bring many significant changes, authoritative feared leadership can be above all, including collaborative leadership, when executed correctly and efficiently.
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire,” (Brainy). When people are passionate about something it spreads like a wildfire. Leaders have a unique ability to captivate their followers and persuade them to follow their dreams. When a leader sets their mind to something, they are unstoppable. Willy, from A Death of Salesman, Jesse, from Sway, and Mr. Keating, from Dead Poets Society show that passion for a person or issue is the only successful way to lead a group of followers.
The earliest study of leadership thought would be the “Great Man Theory. This theory conceptualized leaders as a single “Great Man” who knew everything and influenced others to follow him. In leadership discourse, the Great Man theory—an assertion that certain individuals, certain men, are gifts from God placed on earth to provide the lightening needed to uplift human
In developing this paper on leadership, I examined what was most important to me as a leader. As I reflected on my leadership philosophy, I thought about my experiences and the principals that I have learned through my own self-discovery and the observation of other leaders that I have had throughout my life. My leadership philosophy paper will focus on what leadership is to me, core values, and knowledge of others.
Leadership has been defined in a variety of ways, there are multiple authors and theorists who have tried to define and understand leadership, all leading to varying theories and conclusions, but one thing that is universally understood is the importance of effective leadership and how someone with good leadership skills can impact so many people around them. (Kakabadse and Kakabadse, 1999; Yukl, 2002; Northouse,2013)
When one thinks of a reckless character from Romeo and Juliet they’d think either Romeo or Juliet. When they consider who is the most fallible it is either Romeo or Juliet, but the most reckless and fallible character is the presumed holy and astute Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence is the one who had the most impact on causing most of the characters’ death because of his influence on the whole city, how he made mistakes in his plans, and had an even bigger impact than Romeo himself.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is widely considered to be one of the greatest literary works of all time. For centuries, it has captivated the audience, enchanting them with the good of the love and the bad of the tragedy. It also features powerful, underlying suggestions of the nature of man. Through Friar Lawrence's belief in doing the best, his inconsiderate decisions, and his plans ruined by things out of his control, Shakespeare suggests that man always thinks he is doing good, but whether he is doing good depends on outside forces and individuals.
Murdering, hating, and deceiving millions of people— Hitler. Negotiating, calming and giving millions of people hope— Gandhi. Teaching, guiding and working with 15 girls— my softball coaches. Listening, caring and devotion to her three kids— my mother. Change; something that the world’s most influential leaders have in common with my everyday encounters. But what does change have to do with anything?
George C. Marshall is often characterized as a one of the most influential leaders, in respect to his work in both the military and civilian fields, of the 20th century and is attributed with developing a unique formula for leadership development based on his personal experiences that is still in use today. When evaluating Marshall in the sense of an adaptive leadership analysis one must consider the adaptive leadership characteristics that describe the actions he has taken throughout his career, such characteristics would include being confident, proactive, a critical thinker, and a change agent.
There are many different views and perceptions on leadership and what it exactly means. This is because there are many different types of leaders and many different views on them. But the basic meaning of leadership is an individual who can select the right group of followers and influence them through their distinct gifts, abilities, skills and knowledge. A leader focuses on the follower and puts out a roadmap to the overall mission and vision; hereby the follower is influenced to willingly and enthusiastically in achieving the mission and vision. The leader achieves this influence by humbly delivering a visionary perception of the future in clear terms that resonates with the follower in terms of their believes and values. Leaders have several
One of the popular definitions of a leader is, "The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers." ( ) A more comprehensive definition that highlights striking features of a leader is, "A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.” ( ) A closer scrutiny of the characteristics of an influential leader would many ways assist one, in recognizing those attributes in an attempt to assimilate the best in others.
" Leadership is the ability of a superior to influence the behavior of subordinates and persuade them to follow a particular course of action." - Chester Barnard
This book contains the author’s ideas and beliefs about leadership, based on his experiences in the University of Queensland, located in Australia. In the first part of the book Gayle Avery integrates a fragmented field into four broad paradigms or forms of leadership, helping to simplify and clarify the ill-defined field of leadership. The second part provides 10 case studies from leading organizations across Europe, Australia and the United States to illustrate how diverse leadership can be in successful organizations (Avery, 2005). Consequently, there is no bias, because author's viewpoints are assented to the investigations. Despite this book was written in the 2005,
Many debates the concept of Leadership: is there a right way to lead and who is an effective leader and where is the line between effective and atrocious leader. The question society has asked for ages, what is the right thing to accomplish and did they initiate the proper choice. The idea of leadership has been around since humanity could conceive of the community, but the study of leadership is a new phenomenon. The beginning of leadership was the great men theory and after that a colossal amount of theories on the leaders emerged trait theories and value theories. Later in time they added the follower and context, but the focal point for a multitude of scholars today is the leader. What theory does their leader fit? What are the similarities
At the present competitive world leadership is a dynamic process where influencing others is the most important issues. That’s why exercising power is one of the most important issue to be a charismatic leader and this power doesn’t come automatically it comes after advocating other fellow members. Here, one thing is most important to remind that the power should be imposed and exercise within the worth and boundaries of the leaders. However organization’s culture, its mission, vision, short-term strategies all these reform the leadership process.