Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Leadership is an extraordinary human quality to create a difference in the lives of many. The ability to initiate social change is central to the idea of leadership.
A leader is charismatic because without the command for followership, the leader will not be able to foster progress in the institution the leader and the followers are part of. Also, a leader is a good manager because he is able to optimize what meager resources are available, is able to hold grace under institutional and external pressures and is able to sustain the motivation in people to effect change all together. Finally, a leader is likewise a follower, because he is not installed in the position to wield power excessively, but to use that position of power to cater to the people’s desire for development.