Leading the Way Discussion

Leadingthe Way Discussion

Leadingthe Way Discussion

Responseto Understanding of Leadership and Amandla

Theconcept of leadership is hard to define and it may mean differentthings to different people. The definition given in the posting can,therefore, not be judged to be wrong. It is true that leadershipinvolves the use of appropriate skills and techniques give directionto the followers. However, any accurate definition of leadershipshould encompass the significance of creating an inspiring vision,motivation of followers and provision of direction to individuals orthe organization (Manktelow, 2014). The example used in the postinggives a clear illustration of a leader, Wallen Buffet, who used hisskills during the hardships to save the organizing before handing itover to another leader, Maughan.

Itis true that the documentary “Amandla” illustrates a shared typeof leadership, which is similar to a participatory kind ofleadership. From the documentary, the characters hold together duringthe struggles until they are liberated. This illustrates that theshared leadership helps them understand that they are in thestruggles together and they have to keep on going until they areliberated as a team.

Reference

Amandla!A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony.Dir. Lee Hirsch. Perf. Duma Ka Ndlovu and Vusi Mahlasela. Artisan,2002. Movie.

Manktelow,J. (2014). What is leadership? MindTools.Retrieved July 1, 2015, from&lthttp://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_41.htm&gt

Aresponse to speeches and most compelling

Itis true that none of the speeches made by Clinton and Suu Kyi seeksto advocate for LGBT. It is clear that the two leaders are trying toprotect the rights of the minority groups in the society who findthemselves in the midst of the majority who are not willing to accepttheir decisions. Most importantly, Clinton states clearly thatmembers of the LGBT should not be treated unequally or harassedbecause of their decisions. In essence, Clinton seems to propagatethe principles of democracy that require people to appreciate theopinions of other people even if they do not agree with them. Clintonaddresses the leaders because they have the capacity to influencetheir followers in accepting their views of other people and stopharassing them on the basis of their sexual orientation.

References

Clinton,H. (Dec 2011). Remarksin Recognition of National Human Rights Day.Speech presented for International Human Rights Day.

SuuKyi, Aung Sang (1990). Freedomfrom Fear Speech.Speech.

Responseto questions 3-4

Thespeech made by Suu Kyi demonstrates a good leadership towards theestablishment of a democratic state (Kyi, S. and Sang, A. 1990) whileClinton addresses the discrimination made against people withdifferent sexual orientations, who are classified as members of theLGBT. It is true to say that leaders bear the greatestresponsibilities in ensuring equality in the society by advocatingthe respect of the varied views held by different groups ofindividuals. However, the two speakers do not encourage LGBTpractices, but simply advocate for the respect of all peopleirrespective of the beliefs that they hold. It is not right toconsider Clinton as a speaker who has no moral values because sheadvocates for equal treatment of members of the LGBT. This is becauseClinton does not state that she believes in the views of the LGBTgroup, but she is trying to prevent the mistreatment or thediscrimination of people on the basis of the social characteristics,such as sexual orientation.

Reference

SuuKyi, Aung Sang (1990). Freedomfrom Fear Speech.Speech.

Responseto most interesting: The hypocritical point of view

Althoughit is right to state that leaders should not advocate for the rightsof others by making other people feel that they are being taken away,there is no evidence that Clinton has made other people feel as iftheir rights have been taken away. In addition, a statement thatone’s religion prohibits people from becoming gays is subjectivebecause people come from different religious backgrounds while othershave no religion. The right thing to do is to allow the gay peopleenjoy their rights as they also allow the straight people to enjoytheirs.

Reference

Clinton,H. (Dec 2011). Remarksin Recognition of National Human Rights Day.Speech presented for the Internation Human Rights Day.