Leadership can be defined as the ability of a person to motivate his team members for carrying out specific tasks so that he and his team members could achieve the coveted objectives. Leadership is a healthy and positive trait of human personality. Leadership transcends the boundaries of nations, castes, classes, gender or economic status.
Leaders are made and not born. Some leadership abilities are, no doubt, present in all the human beings. However, these abilities are developed and honed by a set of circumstances and the toil of the individual.
The world is full of examples of great leaders. From the time of Lord Jesus Christ to the leaders of today, the list is worth taking the lessons. Mahatma Gandhi led the Indian masses during freedom struggle. George Washington won the battle of independence for the American nation in 1776.
Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of the most powerful leaders and orators of the world. Garibaldi was the most prominent leader of the Italian nation. Further, the USSR witnessed a glorious era during the leadership of VI Lenin who stood for the rights and agonies of the working class.
The Bolshevik revolution in 1917 was initiated by him and it gave birth to the communist ideology throughout the globe, which is still alive in many parts of the world.
More examples could be cited of Sardar Patel, Dada Bhoi Nauroji, Indira Gandhi, Jaiprakash Narain, Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, Xelson Mandela, Alexander The Great, Napoleon, Bonaparte etc. These were leaders with great a sense of belonging to their followers and missions. A leader is respected only if he is committed to his ideals. He is loved for
his commitments and adored for his supreme sacrifices.
According to the psychologists and management connoisseurs, the leadership capabilities could be developed. They remain latent even in the case of ordinary people who do not display such abilities.
Some basic ingredients of leadership must be inherently present in the...