Biography Of Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, And Nelson Mandela

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Leadership.The word leadership was once thought of as something that you were born with, hence the very popular saying "Great leaders are born, not made" ("What Makes An Effective Leader"). Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela were all great examples of people who were natural born leaders. These three leaders were very charismatic, which enabled them to gather many followers. To some extent, being born a leader was true because according to David Celeste, "Qualities such as charisma with which one is born", is a leadership quality that cannot be taught nor learned. If a person is not born with charisma then they 'll have a tough time finding people to lead. Certain qualities that people are born with enable them to…show more content…
Maintaining the peace and enforcing the law, requires officers to have leadership qualities. An example of a great leadership is having the ability to set the bar high. According to Morreale, "leaders set high standards of conduct and become role models, gaining trust, respect and confidence from others;…" (Preparing Leaders for Law Enforcement, 2004). A leader wouldn 't do the bare minimum that their job requires them to do. Leaders know that they are being watched and aren 't afraid to be observed because they want to be observed. Morreale described how leaders that set high standards of conduct end up becoming role models. This according to him inspires others to do the same. Essentially, a leader inspires others to practice leadership qualities. A role model inspiring others to set the bar high for themselves is an example of how leadership can be developed and learned even within the lower ranks. For management, in order to develop the ability to set the bar high, they themselves must set the bar high for themselves. Leaders must be able to accept change. The criminal justice system is constantly dealing with new situations that requires individuals to know how to deal with change. Unfortunately, the FBI reported that the law enforcement often frowns upon those who try to change things and that there is a "tremendous" emphasis to "do the job the way it 's always been done". Law enforcement officers aren 't encouraged to
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