In recent times, the world has been witnessing several financial pressures that one who is misinformed may think that such has never happened before. We are seeing Nations clamoring for Bailouts, Acclaimed established organizations are declaring bankruptcy and individuals resulting to substance abuse while some are taking it to the extreme by taking their own lives. However, the truth is that there is nothing new under the surface of the sun, as a matter of fact, Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NLT) tells us that “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.
There has been this age long debate as to what Leadership style is deemed to be the best, given the varying trends of affairs in the marketplace as well as the fast paced competition witnessed by many businesses. The panacea to this debate is one that is mostly likely to remain a mystery as its participants seem to either favour the Authoritarian/Dictatorship, The Paternalistic, The Democratic or The Laissez- Faire style of Leadership. In other words, there is no one universally accepted style.
The analysis of these Leadership styles is however, not the sole purpose of this post but rather it seeks to highlight the Essentialities of great Leadership, gleaning facts from either historical trends or Leadership traits characterised by those ascribed by many as Great Leaders.