What Makes an Effective Leader in Today's World?

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Today's world is fraught with a multitude of complications and problems ranging from terrorism, which is set to wipe out scores of people, to environmental decay, which threatens to cause grave danger to the world itself in general. To handle such problems as amicably as possible, every country needs an effective leader. There are many qualities that define an effective leader and my essay will be about these qualities.

One of the most important qualities would be pragmatism. Pragmatism is a way of solving problems in a realistic way which suits the present conditions rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas or rules. This quality is exceptionally important in today's world because currently there is a great amount of sensitive issues to be dealt with and just a small spark in the form of an insensitive remark or action is needed to cause turmoil. Moreover fixed theories, ideas or rules may not necessarily be apt for current situations. Thus a problem should be dealt in the most practical way, making sure that it is fair for all groups. Thus pragmatism remains as one of the most important qualities that make an effective leader. Another important quality that makes an effective leader in today's world would be passion. An effective leader is a person with a passion for a cause that is larger than they are. He or She is someone with a dream and a vision that will better society, or at least, some portion of it. In today's world, there are many hard decisions to be made by leaders. Without passion, a leader will not make the necessary courageous and difficult decisions and carry them into action. This is not to imply that all decisions are of this nature. But you can be sure, some of them will be. The leader without a passion for a cause will duck. Thus passion is one of the qualities that make an effective leader. Currently, the world is changing rapidly. An effective leader always should be constantly in check of the developments of their...
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