Study on Successful and Unsuccessful Leader

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INTRODUCTION

The contents of this report is regarding the Leadership topic.The purpose of this assignment is to help students better understand the behaviors of successful and unsuccessful leader.First step is to find brief biographies,case studies or articles about various leaders.The student need to choose two leaders who most people would consider very successful and two leaders who would be deemed unsuccessful.

For my report, I have choose Mahatma Ghandi ,Presiden of Indian Nationalism and Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com as successful leader .When India in the hands of Mahatma Ghandi, they achieved their independence from British and fixed social injustice among the society.On the other hand,because of his talent and interest in computer drive Jeff Bezos into the online business and made him a well-known businessman and leader.

Leaders that would be deemed unsuccessful are Silvio Berlusconi and Kenneth Lay.Silvio Berlusconi,who was three times being the President of Italy is consider as unsuccessful because of common fall of Italy when he becomes a President.He also involves in many scandals and controvercies. Kenneth Lay was a CEO of Enron, which is one of big company in United States .He was a responsible person for Enron fall and bankcruptcy because of his careless and lack of skill in leadership.

SUCCESSFUL LEADER

Mahatma Ghandi
Mahatma Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader of India who led the country in the non-cooperation movement in 1922 and Salt march in 1930 and later in Quit India movement in 1942 during its struggle for independence. Known as Beloved Baapu in India, Mahatma Gandhi adopted the policy of mass disobedience and non-violent resistance as weapons against the British Rule in India and followed a principle of Ahimsa (total Non-Violence). He endured several hardships, was arrested and occasionally beaten in his journey and struggle to Justice and Freedom. However, his struggle does not restrict to India itself, as the leader played a key role in the Civil Rights movement in South Africa and secured them the right to justice and equality. His birthday 2 October is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday and as the International Non-Violence day across the world. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, a town in Gujarat in western India on 2 October 1869. His father Karamchand Gandhi was the Diwan of Porbandar state of British India. His mother Putlibai was Karamchand’s fourth wife. Having born in a Hindu family Gandhi strictly followed vegetarianism and fasting as means of self-purification. At the age of 13 he was married to one year older kasturba. In 1885, Kasturbai gave birth to their first child who survived only few days. Later the couple had four sons. All along his schooling days Gandhi was an average student and passed his matriculation exam from Samaldas College, Gujarat with some difficulty. On 4th September 1888, he traveled to England to study law at the university College London and to train as a barrister, as his family wanted him to be a barrister.

SUCCESSFUL LEADER

Jeff Bezos
Jeffrey P. Bezos, who was the founder of Amazon.com, he was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His mother was still in her teens, and her marriage to his father lasted little more than a year. She remarried when Jeffrey was four. Jeffrey's stepfather, Mike Bezos, was born in Cuba; he escaped to the United States alone at age 15, and worked his way through the University of Albuquerque. When he married Jeffrey's mother, the family moved to Houston, where Mike Bezos became an engineer for Exxon. Jeffrey's grandfather was a regional director of the Atomic Energy Commission in Albuquerque. He retired early to the family ranch, where Jeffrey spent most of the summers of his youth, working with his grandfather at the enormously varied tasks essential to the operation. From an early age, Jeffrey displayed a striking mechanical aptitude. Even as a...
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