Mahatma Gandhi : A Leader Of Indian Freedom Struggle

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (M.K. Gandhi) who is also known as Mahatma Gandhi, is a great leader of Indian freedom struggle. While practicing the law his outlook got changed. He has turned into a servant leader. Since then, Gandhi personifies the qualities of a servant leader. He has demonstrated the principles of servant leadership. He believed in nonviolence (Ahimsa) and holding on to the truth (Satyagraha) throughout his life (Barnabas & N Clifford, 2012). Servant Leadership Principles Followed by Gandhi
Servant leadership follows 12 main principles. These include listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, growth, building community, calling and nurturing the spirit (Spears, n.d.). Gandhi applied all these principles in different occasions.
Application of the Servant Leadership Principles Gandhi made the Indian ambulance corps when he was in South Africa with other Indian volunteers, to take care and heal the injured Zulus of the Zulu rebellion (Barnabas & N Clifford, 2012). He demonstrated his empathy, healing and an awareness of the needs of the people around him through this act. Gandhi gave up the pleasures in his life as a barrister when he recognized his calling to release the Indians in South Africa from racial discrimination. As a steward, he led the Indians to fight against this discrimination. He used the strategy of nonviolence and holding on to the truth in all his fights (Barnabas & N Clifford, 2012).
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