Unformatted text preview: However, a leader is also one who does not consider his followers to be below him but rather sees them equally, if not higher. Mao was a leader with humble beginnings as a member of a rural family. In his thought and theories, the masses always stood at the highest level of society. Mao became a successful leader by sympathizing with his own followers, thus earning their respect. Mao’s legacy extends all the way to present day, where his portrait hangs over the gates to the Forbidden City, the symbol of the Chinese government. The photograph depicts the results of the effective leadership of a charismatic leader. It is of a man who is leading a country of hundreds of millions into a new era....
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- Fall '08
- Mao Zedong, truly great ones, truly compelling leader