Leadership and Philosophical Positions

Leadership and Philosophical Positions

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  • Date Submitted: 08/06/2009 4:12 AM
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Leadership decisions displayed in philosophical positions

In an effort to examine the philosophical positions in which leadership styles of leaders are displayed and their influence on the context that lead to the success and failure in their missions, Pieter William Botha, leader of South Africa; Mahatma Gandhi, leader of India and Slobodan Milosevic, leader of Yugoslavia will be analysed in this paper. They were the leaders in the war situations out of which one played a positive role in ending the war whereas the rest ones were the reasons for starting the wars. It is argued that all were successful in attaining their goals but the outcome for each was the economic, social and physical losses. Thomas and Slade (2004) argued that knowledgeable person attempts to set influence on the rules and resources to make their general environment (Giddens, 1984). The same can be seen later in the essay that elaborates this thing.

Pieter William Botha was the first White leader who liberalised the political system of the government in the early 1980 in South Africa (Habib, 2005). Botha played a very important role in the reduction of the apartheid system. He was a professional politician and dropped his education in between and took politics as his career. It took very less time for him to reach the heights of his desire. He believed in making his own rules and implementing them. Botha became the Prime Minister of South Africa in 1978 and he laid the guidelines for a new constitution where the restrictions on the coloured majority were relaxed in many areas. They were given political rights in such a way that the white rule would not be harmed but even get stronger by the act. Blacks were allowed to go to areas of restrictions and interracial marriage were legalised. He even authorised contacts with ANC leader Mandela (Welsh, 1984). He abolished the rule of Prime Minister and introduced Presidency. In 1984, he was the first State President and he included...

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