Name :Dalwadi Pratikkumar
Institution : Niagara College Canada
Study : Post Graduation
#What does moral leadership mean to you ?
Today we all are staying in 21st century. A leader must be dynamic. A dynamic leader means a leader who can face challenges and is able to handle those challenges considering past, evaluating present and taking decisions for future. Today world is rapidly globalizing and birth of new applications in electronic world had changed the life style of children, students, working professional and elders. Moral Leadership itself is a very specific term. It is not merely leadership but dedicated approach focussing on globe ,considering innovation ,globalization as well as pseudo globalization, economies and critical issue like global warming by considering human beings in center. Moral leadership must not isolate the youths .
Before 200 years, changes were occurring every 25 years. But since 1857 to 1957 which is called a period of industrial revolution we find new and new technologies emerging in decades after digital revolution, computers were replaced by laptops. After 2000,every year new technology was coming in market but today every second new products are launched in market. It means that the word dynamic is totally justified. Dynamic means 100 years to seconds. Now in coming decades we will see innovations in fraction of seconds.
But all this innovations ,on top of it global warming is a big issue. Digital revolution has given rise to info-wars, pseudo-agricultural revolution has given rise to GMO, pink revolution has given rise to poor quality of meat and finally disturbed ecological cycle. According to me two things are occurring due to vested interests of some fundamentalists. All this has sandwiched a life of a common man.
A leader must consider his moral duty to serve the nature, to serve the poor, to serve the nation, to serve the citizens, to serve the industries and finally to protect economy from getting distorted. A leader must take smart decisions focussing on all above factors. Perfect globalization is not possible, there will be always pseudo globalization and a leaders moral duty is to accept this fact while working at international ,national and provincial level.
We find in this world rich and poor; strong and weak; clean and corrupted; legal and illegal; perfectly organised system and organized scams; truth and lies; innocent and guilty; generous and greedy; down to earth and impolite; self defense and selfish defense and at last peace and terrorism. Above issues are directly or indirectly related to human beings ,attitude, portfolios ,system, specific group of people, attacks, politicians, industrialists ,business persons ;weapon technology and at last countries.
A leader must have capability to handle failures. Failures are natural and failures must be handled morally. Morally means without distortion, any type of emotional abuse and must look forward in such a way that there is less damage to the nature and best results for the mankind.
Here moral leadership is a very righteous word. Moral leadership means possessing ability of moral conscience. He must understand difference between good and bad. He must frame policies on basis of it. Bad does not mean carbon emission. We are merely considering carbon emission as bad but we have to respect world trade which supports economy of the other nations. If countries are having industries back 100 to 200 years ago, then those industries must not be closed but a new technique to overcome such negative things must be implemented without disturbing employment ,livelihood and growth rate.
To control life of 7 billion population of the world new and new industries are rising in market and so for that eco-friendly technique must be introduced. I have seen that some people are merely saying to stop oil industries and refineries which causes pollution. Pollution is mainly occurring due to companies making dyes, dyes intermediates, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical industries.
A leader must be qualified ,aware of current issues, must have a vision and able to transform ideas into action. A leader must use power in right direction to create healthy and peaceful atmosphere for wellbeing of the society. A true leader must take violent steps to eliminate terrorism ,anti-social elements who spread terror and pollute the society. This is not a violence but an important part providing self defense to ones sovereignty.
Leader must be properly qualified and his team must possess best quality of experts of every field to take correct steps in critical circumstances.
Thus a moral leader must be a continuous learner. He must learn from the past experiences and take quick decisions. One important quality which every leader must possess is "Simple Living and High Thinking". Simplicity will lead to stay like an ordinary human being while high thinking will lead to develop extra-ordinary determination. So a leader must be a common man with a global perspective.
It is not a task of a day to become a moral leader, but, burning desire, passion and dedication are required. This will give shape to an ideal leader. An ideal leader is a leader who can win hearts of individuals, can influence people and win them.
For any leader there always exists a controversy. A leader must have potential to withstand controversies and explain solutions by supporting examples showing truth and betterment of society.
A moral leader is not a leader who gets chair but a person who remains stable consistently during the time of rise and fall.
Here ,moral leadership is concerned with leadership not only for the nation or any political gains but also as a unique role as a global citizen. I am focusing mainly for political portfolios ,cabinet ministers and those who concerned with the service of the nation.
There is a great link of moral leadership with youths. The leader must be dedicated for development of youths with quality education by imbibing ethical moral values and general awareness. Only education is not enough but to understand a duty of serving Globe is possible with ethical and moral values. Today digital revolution has disturbed privacy of individuals who are frequently sitting on internet. They we must be explained right way to use all electronic .devices which uses internet. We cannot stop or put barrier on use of internet but one can educate them by deploying latest technologies in day to day life.
A leader has to be in center of all things focus on moral responsibility by considering above mentioned things.