The Definition Of Leadership And Moral Leadership: Mohandas Gandhi

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Mohandas Gandhi
The definition of leadership from Merriam-Webster is the power or ability to lead other people. After looking at this definition and trying to figure out if this definition fit, it didn’t quite fit who he was. Searching for the right definition of a leader, I came across moral leadership. The definition describes a moral leader is someone who aims to serve, tend to better others, a person who can be trusted, and a person who has deep morals and a sense of core ethics. There was a shy young boy, who was not courageous that paved the way in history all the way till today. Growing up as a young boy Gandhi would not be able to speak to anyone and would run home from school. This young boy I am referring to is Mohandas Gandhi, who
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Mandela was trying to get South Africa on one accord and on the movement of shared humanity. Nelson Mandela received his education in law, and joined the African National Congress in 1942. After working in the congress for four years, Mandela did not cooperate with the policies of the ANC. Nelson was put on trial for treason. The charges fell through and he was found not guilty. The ANC was banned for some time because of a massacre and Mandela was forced underground to do manual labor. But manage to avoid some policies and gained the name “Black Pimpernel”. Nelson grew tired of trying to do things in a non-violent matter because it would not catch any attention. He formed a military unit called the Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mandela was made the commander in chief, and launched bombs on government targets. Then in 1962, Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison because of non-violent strike in 1961. Not even finishing out his sentence he was sentenced to life time imprisonment for the Sabotage Act. In 1990 Mandela was released to from prison. He was appointed ANC president and won the Noble Peace Prize. He got this award and presidency because he never wanted to repudiate violence from prison. He saw how so much brutality and struggle South Africa was going through, and how it was simply not working. Began the resistance movement which was nonviolent because he saw the effects it took on not only South America, but the world in gaining

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