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Leadership and Mentoring

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Contents
1: Introduction to Leadership and Mentoring
2: definition of leaders and Mentors
3: Exemplary models
4: Roles and Values
5: Standard & Ethics
6: Case study
7: Conclusion
8: References

I: Introduction
Leadership and mentoring has generally been mistaken to be the same thing however during the course of this assignment I aim to prove otherwise that although leaders and mentors may share some similar traits they have different definitions and perform different functions. There are different types of leaders and also mentors; examples of famous leaders are Nelson Mandela, Adolf Hitler, Abraham Lincoln Barrack Obama, examples of mentors are Socrates who mentored Aristotle who subsequently mentored Alexander the Great. These are examples of great leaders and mentors mostly in political situations and ancient times. In the modern day contemporary society there are examples of leaders and mentors in educational institutions, sports, workplaces. They are needed for these organisations to run smoothly.

II: Leadership And Mentoring
Leadership and mentoring as a context have different meanings according to different sources; however there are no single definitions but different words are used to explain what they mean in situations where they are applicable. According to Ronaldo regain in (Strock 1998 P.17) A great leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things he is the one who gets the people to do great things. (Robert and brown 2004 P.2) leadership is how a person tasked in charge of leading others changes their mentality, collective thoughts, to make these group of people more efficient in daily activities. Leadership is having precise knowledge of how things should be done and how he expects the people he is in charge of to carry out their activities as well. A leader is a person who influences and gives directives to a group of individuals who work together to achieve a collective goal. A leader does his duties by...