The leadership trends in today’s contemporary society is changing from the once egocentric, standoffish and unapproachable of leaders to a present humble, servant style leadership. Today’s leaders have got the adaptive capacity, which means they have the ability of find meaning by processing new and emerging experiences.
This is considered a good thing because a capable leader should be one who responds to current critical issues through the use of his or her ability and past experiences to address the emerging.
When we think of the attributes that bring out a good leader we often contemplate of the ever-changing global affairs in our society, which call each of us to follow or rather act, an optimistic leader is thereby suited.
Also, this calls for dynamic people who are concerned about the well-being of their citizen and how they are impacted by these vigorous issues in their country. A good leader is, therefore, one who stands alone and no matter how much critics or oppositions threw to him or her, the matter of his followers always comes first. Characteristic good leadership is seen through the day to day actions of our leader’s life experience (Sosik et al 1-17).
Matters of national concern are becoming increasingly important and the major decision taken have to be strategically assessed and evaluated. This is crucial before final judgments are made in order for leaders to ensure that people who are their nation’s citizens are not negatively impacted in the long run. The issues about Trade Unions, Tariffs, and customs are such matters that need careful critical thinking and because they have a heavy impact in a country. Indeed having visionary leaders who stand strong on their decisions for the interest of their nation is key.
Taking on a prime example of Ms. Theresa May, the current Prime Minister of Britain. May is an epitome of leaders who have stood strong on the decision of national importance and integrity for as long as she is aware of what good it comes with and that the interest of her citizens of the UK is always the priority and is at heart. She has the values that any right-minded person is inspired and swayed to follow. Thinking deeply, it would be hard to in today’s society to find a leader with such vision and philosophy as that of Ms. May.
Often, such leaders like her are reserved, quiet and embodying on important matters of concern and giving deaf ears to people of vested interests. Her leadership is evident from the decisions she makes and one such is the refusing to drop the custom plans for the post-Brexit-UK and European Union’s Custom Arrangements which raised the eyebrows of many who unfortunately had it rough because it really downed to them as a surprise since they were of the contrary opinion.
Some of these opponents included some backbench members of her party. Agreeing to such an arrangement would mean that countries such as the Ireland and Netherland break their border. It would compromise the separation of the European Union and even much worse implications may result.
When a leader stands up for his or her citizens, a responsibility is what comes in. He or she needs to confirm that he or she is on the same side as them and this sometimes calls for sacrifice and determination not forgetting dedication as well. In our case, might be agreeing to drop the custom plans would mean that May’s interest is taken care of but due to her honesty and integrity that would go against her principles and that is how leaders all over the world should be.
Visionary and optimistic leaders are always shaped by experience in era and epiphany influence which is why they become adaptive to the dynamic ages. In encountering the deepest leadership demand Theresa May, has emerged a winner in the Brexit aftermath through her efforts in the renewal of the relationship of the UK and Europe as well as, with the rest of the world.
Theresa May has shown commendable willingness and vision to take Britain to where it ought to be through providing the reassurance and the right direction in a time when there are much confusion and upheavals. She stands firm on her decision for the sake of her country which consequently makes her the right leader of Britain in guiding her Democratic will in times of the complexity of separation from the EU.
Leaders of such a caliber do succeed in their endeavors (Dishman). May learns through listening and talks warmly and without any ego of her concerns for the disadvantaged and the disfranchised even in such a highly charges situation and stands firm on the well-being of this group which she is aware is the people who made her who she really is now. She has recently advocated for Health Service Programs that targets every citizen in her country. This ensures that the country moves forward as one.
There exist so many other exemplary and influential leaders in the world who have shown leadership qualities that worth admiration. Xi Jinping has been the president for China for a very long time. This is attributed to the position he has put China to becoming the world’s number two largest economy and this takes a great leader of integrity and determination in order to move such a great economic country to its feet.
He has made several bilateral relationships with countries like New Zealand, US and many others that facilitate free trade and on direct trading of currencies. This he believes are the pillar that makes a country stands in her feet and it takes great leaders to do this. Recently he committed to joining the US in the climate change programme that many had thought as a mere dream that his predecessors dismissed and thought it as a burden that belonged to other nations. Being a great leader, Xi Jinping was determined to make China even go further and made such dreams come through in the long run.
Angela Merkel, Mu Sochua, Aung Saan Suu Kyi among few others are both women who have had the great impact in the society today by fighting for the right of their people including women and children. Angela Merkel serves as a German Chancellor and religious leader who happen to be the first woman to hold such position. She is known to have approved the gender quota bill in 2015, which required that women holding non-executive position form at least 30 percent at large companies.
To conclude, when such great leaders like Theresa May and few others become the people to stand out for their countries, then we get to see prosperity in the society. It takes integrity and strong philosophy to stand out in issues concerning major decisions that are part of a great nation like the UK and any other in the world.
For such issue likes relations, trade and other matters that shape a country’s development and growth, it is important to give a back or eliminate people would otherwise are concerned with their wellness and not that of their country as well as, or other citizens. These are people who bring down the efforts of the determined people and consequently lead to failures rather than success (Assange). Ms. May knew she was going to win no matter how other members of her party tried to bring her down. This is a good reason to have people like her as leaders of our countries.