All entries for Wednesday 01 February 2012
February 01, 2012
Today's class discussion about leadership was getting deeper and deeper to the point when a fine line between leader and idol, and direct and indirect leadership is blurred (to me).
Leadership has a lot to do with communication to followers in any mean.
Supposed two persons on a different side of the world do the same thing (e.g. silent protest like fasting) for a purpose, one is lucky enough that his action is propagated by media and the news has reached every corner, it captures people's attention, and they agree to his purpose (maybe just because they share similar belief) and automatically he become a leader. While the other person did not become a leader because no one knows what he did.
I think sometimes people are just determined enough to react to something, or strongly believe in something that they just want to stand for what they believe, it's not like they possess any quality to be a leader or want to be a leader. But situation and outside factors make it happen that way.
What I really believe is that charisma is very important for leadership.
To get someone to share your goal and vision and to gain their trust, so they follow you no matter what happen or whatever way you may lead them is similar to putting a spell on them.
I can say that leadership is an innate quality, people with leadership are those that always have an urge to lead (in almost any situation they find themselves in).
Well, that does not mean leadership cannot be developed, people with strong determination, belief and vision, and people that set their heart on something already have potential to be leaders to pursue what they wanted.
Natuarally, leaders always want to lead someone to accomplish something.