How useful could be applying concepts derives from these authors to develop some leadership strategies in your future project

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Write an essay on how useful could be applying concepts derives from these authors to develop some leadership strategies in your future project

Leadership has been described as the “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”. It is the ability to motivate agroup of people toward a common goal. These items will help you develop your skills as a leader. But what is a leader? a leader is someone who leads other. A leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision, and the skills to make it happen. Nowadays, in order to find efficient leadership strategies it possible to base our reflection on concepts of philosophicalauthor. So, for the purpose of find on how useful could be applying concepts deriving from philosophical authors to develop some leadership strategies, we are going to analyze Categorical Imperative of Immanuel Kant, Utilitarianism of John Stuart Mill, The Prince of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Art of War of Sun Tzu and The Seven Deadly Sins.
First of all, we are going to analyze and compare toleadership the Seven Deadly Sins. To begin we are going to talk about Glutonery. Glutonery meaning to gulp down or swallow, gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. Nowadays, glutonery could be analyzed like the need for someone to always want more. This kind of person is never really happy of what he has, of what he gets. On the one hand a person whowork a lot and want to do more to be satisfied can be an advantage. On the other hand, in leadership strategies, being greedy is not useful in so far as it means to never be satisfied, to ask more and more and to not be happy of any gains. Some people always needed to do more than others like to be the best. But it’s important to keep in mind that this feeling is an individual feeling. Indeed, aglutonery person think about his interest, he wants to satisfy his own need. A greedy is a selfish person so it could be difficult to a person like that to work for the common interest and not for him interest (Unless this work contributes to raise himself from the others). This kind of person, during a work tends to forget the others.
Another Deadly Sins which is interesting to analyze is Pride.Pride is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self. This is an interesting concept because many points of view are meeting on it. Indeed to a person being overproud could enable to establish hisauthority over the other member of a group. That’s true that in some situations being proud could be analyzed like self-confidence and power. This behavior can encourage members to respect the man because of his pride, because it could be seen like sign of security and safety. Pride could reassure members on their chef’s abilities. But on the other hand as a leader, a man can’t be overproud becausethis behavior could develop a hatred feeling from members whose don’t receive enough gratitude. Indeed leaders succumb easily to pride because of the power they have on people thanks to that behavior. But it’s a threats to collapse under pride because this feeling lead to individualism and lead to be turned to himself and not to other. Whereas, the leader’s role is to guiding people and nothimself.
The Greed is another Deadly Sins, it is also known as avarice or covetousness, is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. The greed is largely associated with material goods. The greed is not, according to me, a concept that could help a leader because the...
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