A Comprehensive Model of 21st Century Leadership
Bangladesh Journal of MIS, Department of Management Information Systems (MIS), University of Dhaka, Vol. 2,3,4& 5, December 2012
19 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2013
Date Written: 2012
Leadership is ubiquitous yet nebulous. Every human in some or other settings plays leadership roles to some extent. It makes the difference between success and failure of a nation or even an organization. Form prehistoric time experts has been trying to understand and explain leadership, however, differences in opinion and isolated ideas failed to demonstrated a comprehensive process of leadership that make an ordinary person a leader or an ordinary leader an effective leader. Comprehensive leadership model tries to portray a complete view of leadership that integrates all the isolated opinions of experts that can be generalized in different perspective. Under this model leadership constitute of four building blocks: traits & style, wisdom, media effects and followers. In the first cycle of the model through these building blocks an ordinary person becomes a leader. To become effective leader one needs consistent repeated performances. However, there are some impediments that hinder consistent performance. Learning to cope up with the barriers may lead a person to become an effective leader.
Keywords: Leadership, Role of Media, 21st Century, Modern
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