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Day 12 – Q.2 In your opinion, what are the three most important qualities of a great leader? Why? Substantiate your response.

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  • December 9, 2022
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Ethics Theory, GS 4, TLP-UPSC Mains Answer Writing
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In your opinion, what are the three most important qualities of a great leader? Why? Substantiate your response.

आपकी राय में, एक महान नेता के तीन सबसे महत्वपूर्ण गुण क्या हैं? क्यों? अपने उत्तर की पुष्टि कीजिए।


Approach –

In this question candidates are expected to write about  important qualities of great leader and why these qualities are important .and substantiate their thoughts .

Introduction –

Effective leadership is crucial for the growth of any state or organization . A good leader has long vision of future and knows the path which can help achieve the goals of organization .

Body –

A good leader has long vision of future and knows the path which can help achieve the goals of organization . A good leader needs to have some necessary abilities ,

  • Leadership is defined as the action of leading a group of people performing a particular task.
  • It involves the art of motivating people so that they will strive willingly and enthusiastically toward the achievement of group goals.
  • Leaders act to help a group attain objectives through the maximum application of its capabilities.
  • In today’s world the role of leader is also to instil values – whether it be concern for quality, honesty and calculated risk taking or concern for followers.

Following are the three most important qualities of leader ,

Inclusiveness :

  • A leader needs to cater to everyone’s need in the group he/she leads and realizes the need to take everyone together. the quality of including many different types of people and treating them all fairly and equally.
  • Gandhi Ji was able to lead mass movement because he was not seen as leader of a section of people but of all people of India from diverse backgrounds .

Farsightedness :

  • Farsightedness in a leader is the ability to envision and articulate a successful future in a compelling and inclusive way. It’s one of the essential qualities we look for in a leader.
  • If a leader can’t tell us where he or she believes we can go, what we can accomplish together, we hesitate to follow him or her.A good leader does not have myopic vision for future but acts in a way to ensure good of people in long duration .
  • Martin Luther King was far-sighted. If you only read or listen to his “I Have a Dream” speech, and know nothing else about him, you’ll know that’s true.

Responsible-

  • Responsible leadership refers to leaders who are deemed to properly and justly meet role, normative, ethical, and moral obligations they have with respect to defined stakeholders, and are willing to be held accountable for the consequences of their actions and behaviors.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri took moral responsibility of train accident and resigned from his job to set a high precedent of government office .
  • A leadership based on inclusiveness and participatory decision making can be more engaging and democratic
  • Inclusiveness not only builds trust between the leader and the community but it also effectively grooms the next line of leadership.
  • With inclusive leadership one can develop and strengthen mutual respect among the diverse perspectives found in a community.

Conclusion-

An effective leadership not only directs the present generation of community members towards productivity, but it also offers essential foundations for grooming progressive, inclusive and empathetic leadership in the generations to come. This is what then keeps on transforming society for better.

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