I really inspired from the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi who has been a great personality. He was the person who led to the Indian Independency in 1947. He has become a true inspiration to most of the leaders worldwide.
In 1893, Gandhi was graduated from law school. His search for work led him to go South Africa. He was been discriminated and beaten. These acts changed his life. He got inspired to fight for the rights of Indian Community in South Africa. His leadership journey has been started after the protests in South Africa. Then he came back to India and he joined congress and started leading people of India towards a peaceful approach. He always used his power for good. Gandhi led Indians to get a freedom from Britain control and wanted peace in India.
To lead 20 people is not an easy task. Think how much more it would be if you are leading a whole country. When Gandhi was in South Africa he faced lot of discrimination against Indians. He started awaking people. When he came back to India he started influencing labourers and farmers to protest against excessive land tax. Then Gandhi became a leader of the Indian National Congress in 1921. He never took his feet back from speaking truth and leading people towards freedom. He was a risk-taker without being violent in the “salt satyagrah” against British. He has always fought for human rights. Gandhi utilized many traits of leadership. He believed in equality. He didn’t believe in misusing power. He said “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes (“Gandhi Quotes”). He also realized that we can learn from our own mistakes. He was also very ethical in terms of violence. He went on a hunger strike when police officers have been killed which has been continued for lot of days until people stopped violence again. Gandhi always used “we” and “our” in order to create unity between people. That is called a team work which is so important in
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