Leader Analysis Paper #1
Paarth Dewan (206393)
1. Who is your
leader and what leadership role/s has this person had?
Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas
Karamchand Gandhi) is my leader for this course.
leadership builds follower inspiration and performance. The degree, to which a
pioneer is transformational, is estimated by his impact on the followers. The followers
of such a pioneer feel trust, admiration, faithfulness and regard for the
pioneer and as a result of these characteristics of the transformational
pioneer will work harder than initially anticipated. These results happen in
light of the fact that the transformational pioneer offers supporters something
more than simply working for self-gain; they give followers a moving mission
and vision, and give them a personality. The leader makes constructive change
in the adherents and initiates individuals to know about what they feel – to
feel their actual needs so emphatically, to characterize their qualities so
seriously, that they can be moved to purposeful action. In this authority
style, the leader additionally upgrades the inspiration, execution and resolve
of his followers.
exhibited transformational initiative. His devotees were influenced by his
extreme strategy of non-violent protests and he ingrained trust, steadfastness,
esteem and regard among his followers. He likewise changed his supporters in a
strict sense – transformed them from mind to heart, expanded vision and
elucidated purposes to make behavior consistent with his principles and vision.
Leadership is fundamentally about helping individuals and cultivating a
relationship of trust and collaboration. Servant leaders must listen to
supporters; find out about their needs and goals, stand for what is good and
right, oppose social injustice and inequality, must
regard and value the weak members of the society and furthermore empower
followers to do the same.
leader is motivated, not by a want to control others, but rather by a desire to
enable them to understand their poise and power. Gandhi preached non-violence
and devoted his life to the accomplishment of a superior life for the
discouraged. He served as an impetus, giving vision and inspiring hope. He empowered
the masses to walk to the sea to make salt. In doing so they showed their
ability for self administration and marked the history with a very powerful image.
2. What is
your interest in this leader? Why do you want to choose this person?
us a story of how a man can make a difference. He was the pre-eminent political
and ideological pioneer of India amid the Indian Independence movement. He led
the non-violence resistance movement against the British colonial rule in India
during the first half of the twentieth century. He spearheaded Satyagraha which
is characterized as the protection from mistreatment through mass civil
disobedience, a theory solidly established upon ahimsa, or total peacefulness.
This idea helped India gain independence as well as inspired developments for
social liberties and opportunity over the world.
‘Mahatma’ (extraordinary soul), Gandhi was the pioneer of the Indian patriot
development against British rule, and is broadly considered as the father of
the country. His teaching of peaceful dissents, through his weapons of truth
and love to accomplish political and social advance has been highly influential
to pioneers over the world.
preliminary comprehensive sources have you found to support your weekly
research? In other words, do you have sufficient materials and references
to continue to assess and analyze this person and his/her leadership style,
traits and behaviors throughout this course?
I have found a lot of material online along
with few books that describe Mahatma Gandhi’s story in detail –
this Units 1, 2, and 3 reading materials that support your choice.
Specifically, how did your leader display (or not display) aspects
of Fundamentals of Leadership (Unit 1), Effective Thinking (Unit 2), and
Emotional Intelligence (Unit 3).
Mahatma Gandhi is known as the Father of our
Nation and was instrumental in helping India gain Independence from the British
He was considered as one of the most
powerful and successful leaders of the World. With no official position, power
or money, from humble beginnings he gained world’s respect, achieved freedom
and left an enduring heritage for every one of us. He embraced an extremely
flighty style of standing up to the British Rulers – Non Cooperation movement,
Satyagraha and all the more imperatively through Non-Violence when 2 World Wars
were battled around that time. He demonstrated that through his whimsical
approach he could oust the British and constrained them to exit from India and granted
Independence to India. He additionally helped control the Government in the
Post-Independence period without possessing any position of Power.
Gandhi’s core principles are relevant in the
domain of leadership competencies and self-development even today.
The principles of emotional intelligence can
very well be applied to the leadership style of Mahatma Gandhi, which he
modeled in his quest to liberate the people of India from British rule. Emotional
Intelligence, as characterized by Northouse (2013), “is the capacity to
see and express emotions, to utilize emotions to encourage thinking, to
comprehend and dissuade feelings, and to viably oversee feelings inside oneself
and in relationships with others”. Using self-inspiration and assurance
Gandhi assembled a development for Indian freedom by driving the general
population of India using non-violence civil disobedience. This leadership
approach later come to be fundamental amid the Civil Rights development of the
1960’s in the United States.
Gandhi’s words touched a large number of his
compatriots. As Journalist, Dr. Phillips Talbot reviewed, “Gandhi had an extraordinary
ability to converse with the enormous crowd on a one to one basis; I imagine
that everyone staying there suspected that Gandhi was conversing with him”
(Morowitz, 1997). Gandhi’s use of empathy, a key quality utilized as a part of emotional
intelligence, was a noteworthy advocate for his achievement in gaining the admiration
and esteem of the general public of India. They followed him because he was
battling their battle, he was one of them, and he lived in such a way, to the
point that mirrored their lives.