|Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)|
|Fighting for Indian independence from British rule, Gandhi spearheaded the non-violent method of protest, which was termed "Satyagraha". He believed the only solution to hatred, ignorance and fear was love, truth, and forgiveness.
Gandhi is not only a great leader, but also an intelligent, smart and humorous person. His life is a fascinating story. He was indeed a unique individual. He did not have an official political title or any wealth, nor did he command an army. He did not receive any honorable degrees or major prizes such as Noble Prize, despite the fact that he was nominated for such prize many times. However, he had tremendous influence on his followers and left significant marks on the history of this world.
It is evident by the massive information available that many people and researchers have studied Gandhi as a person, a leader and the father of a nation. However, only a few have touched the surface of his leadership styles. As we study leadership theories, it makes us wonder: What made him unique? What is his style? What can we learn from him? Could we look him through the lenses of leadership theories such as the traits theory, Blake and Moutonís behavioral theory, Fiedlerís contingency theory, Hersey-Blanchardís situational theory, and Greenleafís servant leadership theory?
This presentation is my way of showing my respect to this great leader by studying him and analyzing his leadership styles using some of the modern leadership theories.
|"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
|About This Website:
This website is created by Sue Franz as a class assignment for MG648, "Leadership" of Master of Management Program at Aquinas College.
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