1.Malaysia was celebrating 52nd years of independents day just nearly two month ago. Our country is considered as young develop country compare to the world giant power like United States Of America or Russia. Malaysia who facing a lot of challenge like threat from Communist Party of Malaya and few serious world economy crisis development for the peoples. 2.The prosperity enjoyed by all Malaysian today is the outcome from scarification and effort from our previous leaders. The late or former Prime Minister such as Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-haj, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussain Onn, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi are the nation development engineers which so brave and so intelligence solving all the threat from internal and external the country. Malaysia will not achieve the status of one of the world most developed Muslim country and having all the first class ‘hardware’ without these leaders. 3.Malaysia shifting their national heritage from agriculture to modern technology during the leading period of Malaysia fourth Prime Minister – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who known as Asia Little Giant by western country leading Malaysia throughout his 22 years of leadership. He was making Malaysia economy grew strongly and the name of country outshine internationally. Under the leadership of Tun Mahathir, the aim, mission, vision and country development ideas was successfully carried out continuously. AIM
4.The aim of this paper is to discuss the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad throughout his 22 years of service as Prime Minister by looking into and the effect to country economy and political development. SCOPE
5.The scope of this study is to determine five subject areas including what is the definition of leadership, the background of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his leadership in economy, international relation and eventually in politics matter.
TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITION
6.Before discuss the topic in further, it is better to define the topic. The word ‘leadership’ can define as “Is a position where some one who has the ability to lead or in charge a group of people” It is a process depending ultimately on the willingness of followers to move toward the goal set by the leader.
7.Leadership demands leading from the front, as manifested by the famous dictum “Follow Me”. It is also requires the leader to lead by example and always be a model to his subordinates.
8.Leadership is the process of influencing men in such a manner so as to accomplish the mission. The leadership theory about to be a good leader, must be looks into seriously. The characteristic as shown as follow :
9.Other important components that can make leadership more perfect are like steadfastness, tenacity and strong sense of individual responsibility. The leader must be able to look ahead, what will be the next step and the other one after that. Imagination is the quality that enables him to anticipate the train of consequences that would follow from his contemplated courses of action.
10.Leadership can’t be learn by it self because only by reading the thing doesn’t make a view. So to bet that matter a mentor must be search. A mentor is a person who gives them advice or guidance. A good mentor got these qualities as below:
d. People Oriented.
e. Good Motivator.
f. Self Confident.
h. Able to generate trust.
BACKGROUND OF TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD
11.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was born on 10 July 1925 in Alor Setar, Kedah. He was the youngest of nine children of a school teacher and a housewife. His father, Mohamad...