Be An example and be a leader...

Feb 9, 2010

“Leadership is the art of getting people do the work you want done, because they like to do it.”

Our era signals the beginning of one of the toughest tasks ever faced by the human race. Truly ‘Leadership’ with all its pros and cons.

Leadership today is the way you deal with people, your subordinates, colleagues and every one in general. At one time, leadership was muscle power and dictatorship. These were prevalent when heavy duty armour with its ground assault grandeur reigned supreme. Days of Hitler, Shivaji, Akbar, and Churchill remind us of the varied diversity of dealing as a leader.

Today the horizons have changed and opinions differ. You cannot gain support of people by bossing over them. You have to convince and win them to your way of thinking, ever so lovingly, ever so kindly.

We as a nation have witnessed numerous leaders come and go by. We were secretly, delighted by some great leaders whereas others were good for nothing.
Well then what have we done? Have we raised our voice? Have we stormed things to get in true change? Well we have failed all over.


Some time we wonder if our country can ever bloom in all its beauty.

The time has come, when we need authentic leaders to run the nation and serve the people. We need those kind of leaders whose promise means deliverence, whose assurance means a good night sleep, whose wrath undoes the wicked, whose might upholds the weak and whose blade defends the helpless.

Now the question arises, Where can we find such people? Or is it an illusion?

Of course it is not an illusion even luck by chance, because history is witness to this. The capacity lies in the power driven youth of today who sense anything is possible in this world of extreme. We as citizens have to push our interested youth ahead to lead from the front, in the meanwhile also be their backbone.

Definitely we will have stumbling blocks, opposition and unacceptance majorly critics. But if we need a better tomorrow then it can only be the youth of India to set the spark and get a new fire burning.

This is not a task that can be accomplished with ease but we have to get started and make slow and steady progress, promising less delivering more.

Everyone who is reading this article lets be inspired with renewed dedication to change and give a facelift to our country riding high on corrupt sectors. Focusing on things other than your zone of core competence is the name of the game.

Let us be poised and be the change we need rather than criticize 24 x 7.

This truly comes in at a time when an impatient country awaits its hopefully serene future in bliss and tranquility. So go ahead confidently & lead throughout..

by Edmond Fernandes - Mangalore
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Comment on this article

  • Gregory Fernandes, PERNANKILA/MANGALORE

    Sat, Feb 13 2010

    Hai Edmund, I could read your article today only. Great thoughts.Article is in bullet form, which today's generation (!) can read in full.Keep writing. Greg, Axis Bank.

  • Fr. Regy, Allahabad, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 12 2010

    Hi Eddu excellent article. wonderful to have you a such talented young man. In spite of your busy schedule you have done it! congratulations

  • Umran Sheikh, mangalore

    Fri, Feb 12 2010

    Hey Edmond... inspiring article dude... u r an excellent writer.. i know u will make a gr8 leader... so Edmond plz lead the way!!

  • Saaket Unadkat, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 12 2010

    Interesting thought. Well written. Keep it coming. Coz leaders are not born, we need to create them..

  • Edmond Fernandes, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 12 2010

    hi jennifer, well i will choose to be 1 of those kind which the people are craving for. but the time to take decision is not yet. some years down the line !! yes i will be game for it . do reply,

  • veerawilson, mangalore/abudhabi

    Thu, Feb 11 2010

    Dear Edmond, Good article............ keep writing......All the best..

  • Dr siraj, hongkong

    Thu, Feb 11 2010

    Dear Edmond, Good article............ , excellant thought, beautiful website, please keep publishing such good artilce,Congrats Ed. You are writing truly inspiring articles. All the best.

  • Denis Susigaran, Tamil Nadu

    Thu, Feb 11 2010

    Dear Edmond, I agree with Jennifer Dias statement that "You will be a blessing to this blessed country if you choose to be one of those leaders". Well done ,Buddy Next article I should see it in Nationalized Paper or Readers Digest . love Denis Susigaarn

  • Eddy Fernandes, Uk

    Thu, Feb 11 2010

    Good Article, excellant thought, beautiful website, please keep publishing such good artilce. we need more of that. hi sunita , we never met quite long, but this web site brought us together Eddy Tel 44753211408 (u.K)

  • Dr Roshan Pinto, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 11 2010

    Nice article and gives deeper meaning. Lets practice this and then see. All the best Edmond and expecting similar thoughts from you in future. From Dr Roshan Pinto, mangalore

  • Roshni Castelino, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 11 2010

    Hey!  good article.... has lot of depth n meanin to it....keep writing.....

  • fr Denzil, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 10 2010

    Congrats Ed. You are writing truly inspiring articles. All the best. Continue writing.

  • Your well wisher, india

    Wed, Feb 10 2010

    its a work of masterpiece ! but must be converted from words to deeds. edmond plz lead the way

  • ananya, kolkata

    Wed, Feb 10 2010

    hi!!!! eddy.....good article yaar...plz keep on writing such articles so tht u can inspire more people.....our youth needs it.....keep it up ...n all d best for d nxt 1

  • Edward Fernandes, London

    Tue, Feb 09 2010

    Excellant writing,need more article like this, well versed, deep thought, Please keep up all the good work. Cheerio Edward

  • Sunita Pais, Kinnigoli / Fujairah

    Tue, Feb 09 2010

    Dear Edmond, Good article............ keep writing......All the best..your Aunt Sunita

  • Linet D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 09 2010

    Dear Edmond,it's a good article.In Management classses What I teach for 4-5 hours you have communicated in few lines. Do keep writing..

  • Jennifer Dias, Mumbai/Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 09 2010

    Dear Edmond, Your words "Let us be poised and be the change we need rather than criticize 24 x 7" have such depth in their meaning. You will be a blessing to society if you choose to be one of those 'leaders'.

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