An Authoritative Leader And A Collaborative Leader

1611 WordsMar 28, 20177 Pages
“A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” Simon Sinek said this in confidence that leadership is more about others than the leader. There are two types of leaders, an authoritative leader and a collaborative leader. An authoritative leader is a leader that is only effective through fear, the absence of fear means the absence of power. This leads to authoritative fear where chaos and corruption becomes ingrained into the system, only to be repeated into the next leader. On the contrary, collaborative leadership is based in unity of all where one leader makes everyone under feel part in parcel of the purpose of the organization. Therefore authoritative leadership is only as good…show more content…
Commonly great and remarkable people who serve say this in response to questions about bravery and risk, “Because they would have done it for me.” That’s collaborative centered, the tools were given by leaders who stood right by them through the entire path. “They inspire and guide, so that people do what he wants them to do without feeling led” (Tzu). This is effective, and it finds itself mainly in the military because of the leaders of the military. Those leaders have truly inspired others and found their way on the highest effectiveness in Lau Tzu’s eyes. When thinking of great leaders such as Johnny Bravo, Mohandas Gandhi, or Nelson Mandela, the question raised is commonly what made them? Nelson Mandela was a leader who collaborated with his followers in meetings, meetings where they would sit in a circle on the ground and he would be the last to speak. This leads into what Lau Tzu mentions about leadership, “The best leaders are those the people hardly know exist. The next best is a leader who is loved and praised. Next comes the one who is feared. The worst one is the leader that is despised…The best leaders value their words, and use them sparingly” (Tzu). Nelson Mandela had a perfect application of Lau Tzu’s opinion of leadership, and it’s almost in such a way that can only be done collaboratively. In the book Macbeth, Macbeth was what Simon Sinek would call a
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