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Anonymous two

What makes a good leader?

A good leader must have the following -

  • Honesty - Display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all your actions.
  • Competent - Your actions should be based on reason and moral principles.
  • Forward-looking / Set goals and have a vision of the future. The vision must be owned throughout the organization. Effective leaders envision what they want and how to get it. They habitually pick priorities stemming from their basic values.
  • Inspiring - Display confidence in all that you do. By showing endurance in mental, physical, and spiritual stamina, you will inspire others to reach for new heights.
  • Intelligent - Read, study, and seek challenging assignments.
  • Fair-minded - Show fair treatment to all people. Prejudice is the enemy of justice. Display empathy by being sensitive to the feelings, values, interests, and well-being of others.
  • Broad-minded - Seek out diversity.
  • Courageous - Have the perseverance to accomplish a goal, regardless of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Display a confident calmness when under stress.
  • Straightforward - Use sound judgment to make a good decisions at the right time.
  • Imaginative - Make timely and appropriate changes in your thinking, plans, and methods. Show creativity by thinking of new and better goals, ideas, and solutions to problems.

I think if anyone needs to have good leadership it has to be Gordon Brown because he has to deal with all sorts of issues and deal with different people all the time.

Is leadership different for disabled people?

No. As I myself am a disabled person and in a wheelchair I just think sometimes it is more the case that people with disabilities don’t feel confident to put themselves forward and take lead. They may assume they are unable to provide good leadership and that people may look down at them.

Do disabled people experience barriers to leadership that non disabled people don’t experience?

Yes. I don’t think disabled people are given the opportunity to lead. Non disabled people don’t give them a chance to demonstrate the skills they have. Disabled people are full of talents and should be given the opportunity to get involved; they should not be singled out just because they have a disability.