The Trump Victory: America’s Vire Mam – But At What Cost?

Trump will speak responsibly now. Make the naughtiest boy in class the captain, and he behaves very well. You don’t need to convince people to believe in your visions, believe in yourself, make your dreams come true and let the doubters catch up: a strong message that US president-elect, Donald Trump, has conveyed.

The Quest for Power and Authority

Power and leadership are vague and bewildering concepts that are mutually knotty to operate. It should be highlighted that the mere use of the term power connotes something evil or discriminatory however it is universally acknowledged that the use of power is deeply ingrained in the social being that is the human. In politics, the… Read More

A Good Leader Believes in His Own Ability to Control Events

Notably, it should be added that a leader is also a person who holds the power to modify the course of events. According to theorists Hermann and Preston (1994), leaders who assume their responsibilities and know what would be the eventual consequences, are ‘skilful both directly and indirectly in getting what they want.’ For a… Read More

Political Leadership Begins with Character

Leadership begins with character. Let’s explore this idea further and consider the following political leaders: Jawaharlal Nehru, Abraham Lincoln, Yasser Arafat, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Narendra Modi, Gaëtan Duval, Mao Zedong, Margaret Thatcher, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Charles De Gaulle, John F Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Navin Ramgoolam, Arnold Schwarzenegger,… Read More