The Essence of Leadership

The Essence of Leadership - However a leader is also one...

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Jason Lau Leadership is largely based on how one can conduct their self among a group of many. Charisma is what separates the powerful leaders from the truly great ones. This photograph of Mao Zedong during the founding of the People’s Republic of China at Tian’anmen Square in 1949 illustrates an example of a truly compelling leader. A leader is someone who can move the masses with his words and ideas. Mao was a passionate speaker who could rouse the spirits of millions. Everyone in China at the time even possessed a little red book that contained records of his speeches. Mao’s words were what set the foundation of the development of the new country. True leadership is not possible if one the skill of communication.
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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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