I MAN BLAK wish to Speak to YOU Through the Words of His Imperial Majesty SPEECH on LEADERSHIP
WE all know that the need for good LEADERSHIP in every walk of life is much greater today than ever before Every aspect of life requires guiding hands: the home, b business, the professions, the fine arts, the mechanical arts, the government. This whole hearted acceptance of the demands imposed by ever higher standards iks the basis of all human progress.
LEADERS are people who raise the standard by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged. The goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed are not merely for their followers alone. They develop with consummate energy and devotion their own skill and knowledge in order to reach the standard they themselves have set.
He who would be a LEADER must pay the price in self-discipline and moral restraint. This entails the corrections and improvement of personal character, the checking of passions and desires and an exemplary control of one’s bodily needs and desires. Of course, LEADERS have to submit themselves to a stricter self discipline and develop a more exemplary moral character than is expected of others. To be first in place one has to be first in merit as well.
It should not surprise us then that the greater number of acknowledged LEADERS has been people who trained themselves in the Art of Discipline and Obedience. He who has not learnt to give prompt and willing service to others will find it difficult to win and keep the good will and cooperation of his subordinates.
Dependability is another requirement in a LEADER. To be dependable is to be willing to accept the responsibility and to carry it out faithfully. A good LEADER is devoted to his work and will willingly forego even the demands of sleep to meet its accomplishments. This does not mean that he is impetuous. On the other hand, he maintains a balance between emotional drive ane sound thinking. His labours which sometimes appears excessive derive from his firm realization that unless a man undertake more than he can possibly do he will never be able to do all he can do. It is his enthusiasm that stimulates his energy.
Further, a LEADER must posses initiative which is the creative ability to THINK in new ways and do new things. The LEADER has always to stay ahead. He cannot affort to set up a procedure and then fold his hands and linger lazily watching it work. He cannot be content merely to see new trends and take advantage of them He must keep his Imagination alive so as to originate ideas and start trends.
The LEADER is marked out by his individual craftsmanship, his sensibility and insight, his initiative and energy. One mark of the great LEADER is that he feels sufficiently secure to devote his thoughts and attention to the well being of his subordinates and the perfection of his task, rather than being constantly worried about the approval or disapproval of others. At the same time, a LEADER must always be willing to take counsel from his people but will have to often act on what his own mind tells him is right. This demands that the LEADER has trained himself out of any inordinate fear of making mistakes.
It is important to remember that LEADERSHIP does not mean domination. The world is always well supplied with people who wish to rule and dominate others. The true LEADER is of a different sort. He will kindle interest, teach, aid, correct and inspire. Those whom he leads will cooperate with him in maintaining discipline for the good of the group. He will instruct his followers in the goals towards which to strive, and create in them a sense of mutual effort for attaining the goal. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations.
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