Gandhiintro - Introduction When the British arrived to...

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Introduction When the British arrived to India they encounter with a country full of traditions, rich in culture and thousands of years old, but when they took control of the government of India and forever changed the way this country was managed, ancient traditions and religions were thrown out and made illegally. For a long time, nobody in India was brave enough to fight back the British, but this all changed when a man born in the ancient city of Porbandar in 1869, stood up and said “STOP IT!” This man becomes known all over the world as Gandhi, the mahatma or “Great Soul” of India. Gandhi then became a political and spiritual leader of India. Through his cause, he helped India gained its independence and is honored in India as the Father of the Nation. For our group it’s important to understand an comprehend the way Gandhi as a leader managed to control all his followers by encouraging them of not using weapons to fight against the British oppression but instead he created a non-violent protest, because for Gandhi non-violence “is the weapon for the brave”. Gandhi is one of the most talked great leaders in history and therefore it become interesting to understand what were the values and goals that this great leader was pursuing in order to take India out of this oppression. We believe that as student of Organizational Behavior it’s important to learn from other remarkable leaders, and Gandhi is the one that become very interesting to know about, his skills and success in this matter may be useful when addressing to people in an organization and how not only leading them to pursue the goals but knowing what will definitely trigger them to do so. Leadership is a very important skill that is need when building or managing a team, and as Gandhi can show us not always the traditional perception of a leader can
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guide us on archiving our goals but the other hand is the way we address the matter. Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi whose real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born in 1869 at Porbandar in the state of Gujarat in India. His father’s name was
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Karamchand Gandhi and his mother’s name was Putlibai. He was the youngest in the family of one sister and three brothers. Both his parents were deeply religious and frequently visited temples and took their meals only after daily prayers. In school Gandhi was a mediocre student who was quite an introvert. He was even afraid to talk to any student in the class as he thought that they would poke fun at him. However, he always upheld his honesty and truthfulness. He believed in respecting his elders and was always ‘blind to the faults of the elders’. Gandhi was married in 1882 at the age of thirteen to a girl named Kasturbai. He passed his matriculation exams in 1887 and then soon returned to Porbander as he found the studies of his college very tough. Then later on he went on to the University of London in England to pursue the study of law after a lot of opposition from his
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course MANAGMENT 660 taught by Professor Jamesricharsson during the Fall '11 term at Florida State College.

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