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  • Group members: Muganthan, Shahin, Chanuka, Budika, Steve •
  • What is Leadership and Leaders? • Leadership The ability to inspire confidence and support among the people who are needed to achieve organizational goals (Dublin 2007) • Leaders Anyone who is influencing the activities of others towards the achievement of a goal
  • Characteristics of a Leader There are three categories for a good leader • Personal traits • Task accomplishment traits • Motives • Cognitive factors • So lets see these categories briefly and what factors include in these categories for a good leader
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Introduction • • • • • • Born: 2 October 1869 Died: 30 January 1948(78 years), New Delhi of India Born Place: Probandar, Kathiawar Agency, British India Cause of death: Assassination Education: university college London Known for: Prominent figure of Indian independence movement, propounding the philosophy of Styagraha and Ahimsa advocating nonviolence, pacifism • Religion: Hinduism • Other names: Mohandas Karamchand
  • Is Mahatma Gandhi Good leader? To identify his leadership qualities lets compare him against the leadership theories in practice……..
  • Personal Traits The personal traits which mahatma Gandhi practiced in his life
  • Self confidence Salt March Enthusiasm Assertiveness Warmth Effective Leader Emotionally stable Trust worthiness
  • Continue.. Extraversion Humility Effective Leader Mentoring
  • Traits Examples Self confidence Salt march- where he marched 388 km to the sea at Dandhi, Gujarat and make salt for himself Assertiveness Mahatma Gandhi did the all things in a good and a correct way and achieved his goal of, independence for India in 1947 Warmth Mahatma Gandhi was good with all religions people and understand their feelings Enthusiasm In South Africa’s government came to Gandhi to stop the nonviolence and they demanded many benefits to him but he refused Get the independence from British for India Emotionally stable From British government many influence can to stop the campaign but he was very stable in his goal Trust worthiness He always walked his talk and if he give a promise he will do it
  • Traits Examples Extraversion He implemented non-violence 1st in South Africa and the Indians followed and adapted it as he told In India when he presented his non-violence the people adapted it without fail Humility Stand for the rights to Indians in South Africa and demanding independence in India from the British emperor. Mentoring Mahatma Gandhi showed the way to independence for Indians and took the equal rights for South Africans According to this Mahatma Gandhi had a good and excellent personal traits within him so that is the reason the Indians call him as the “father of the nation”
  • Task accomplishment traits The task oriented traits which mahatma Gandhi practiced in his life
  • Courage Internal locus of control Effective Leader Emotional intelligence Passion Flexibility and adaptability
  • Traits Examples Courage South Africa- Discrimination for black In the train and Gandhi talked back for his rights, Stagecoach traveling and beaten by the diver because refusing to make room for a European passenger Gandhi was jailed many times but he kept going forward Emotional intelligence Gandhi had many characteristics as self controlled, self confident, inspiration, influence, achievement, developing others and many more. Passion He had a passion to serve others though he was a lawyer but he gave his heart to public service Flexibility and adaptability When British invited Gandhi for the war conference in Delhi he went for it and actively recruited Indians for the war effort Internal locus of control He never blamed other for the mistakes he took all of them to himself. Gandhi achieved his task by getting the independence to India and by thinking different
  • Motives
  • Power motive Tenacity Motives Strong work ethic Drive and achievement
  • Motives Examples Power motive Gandhi had a socialized power motive were he could drive the people towards a goal Tenacity Gandhi merged the all the people in India as one and spread the message of non-violence among them and he told the “for independence non-violence in the tool” Strong work ethic Mahatma Gandhi never took weapons to hand although his weapons was the Non-violence Gandhi’s legal background helped him develop great strategies without crossing legal boundaries Drive and achievements Before Mahatma Gandhi nobody ever thought of resisting the British for the peace but Gandhi had a goal and vision for the dream of independence and he achieved it.
  • Cognitive factors The cognitive factors which mahatma Gandhi practiced in his life
  • Farsightedness & conceptual thinking Insight into people & situations Cognitive factors Knowledge of the task General mental ability Creativity
  • Cognitive factors Examples Farsightedness & conceptual thinking Gandhi had a broad picture about the future of India and how it will be and how to remake it for a suitable place to get the independence Knowledge of the task Gandhi had good and a was knowledge about the task of getting the independence this came from this experience in South Africa and in his law knowledge General mental ability He had a good general knowledge and prohibited his people to see the British as enemies although he told them they are our friends because he knew the power of British through the Zula war Creativity He was the first person to introduce Satyagraha (devotion to the truth), or non-violent protest Insight into people & situations Gandhi had a mind set that he could travel deep into peoples mind Example: huge campaigns, protest, boycott
  • Leadership style • Mahatma Gandhi practiced servant leadership Servant leadership qualities Good Listener Empathy Healing Awareness Persuasion Conceptualization Foresight These qualities were within Mahatma Gandhi
  • Famous leaders who were inspired by Gandhi • • • • • • • • • President Barak Obama Martin Luther King Steve Jobs Albert Einstein Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese leader) Dalai Lama (Buddhist Leader) Nelson Medela Al Gore (vise president of US) Ceser Chavez (Mexican American farm leader who performed gandhi style fast for 36 days in 1988) • Rebiya Kadeer (Uyghur's, China)
  • Conclusion • Mahatma Gandhi was a good leader • He was called as the father of the nation • His birthday would be declared the “International Day of Non-Violence” • The day of his death would be declared “Martyr’s Day” in India • He was followed by thousands of followers and worshiped him as a god
  • Reference • Leadership with you 2008-2012, Mahatma Gandhi, viewed date:15/11/2012 URL: • Wikipedia, Mahatma Gandhi, viewed date: 09/11/2012 edited date: 07/11/2012 URL: • BBC, history figures, viewed date: 08/11/2012 URL: shtml • Gandhi non-violence, viewed date: 10/11/2012 URL: • Garden of praise, Mahatma Gandhi, viewed date: 12/11/2012 URL:
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