Mistaken Leadership.

“No one can see the people around them growing when they become over-ambitious and disloyal to change”.

On one of the most disappointing days in the good life, I encountered people throwing tantrums and comments when they usually perceive the later leader to be not deserving (read the leader made leaders). In today’s cut-throat competition age, people often tend to submerge their thoughts into the past look-outs which are firstly history and secondly irrelevant to the change. Some cannot understand the path one can follow, and there are types of leadership which one usually take it as. In any organization, the leaders are subjective to change and most of the 80% of the people in that organization feel that the leader is not leader enough (Read Pareto Principle), and this creates havoc out of illicit frustration. To become a leader, it takes a proven misfit and courage in the sense of ideals and values. And that is where the concept of “Mistaken Leadership” comes in the picture.
The leader is unconsciously judged by the number of people following him, but actually the judgement lies in the pessimism that how many people talk about him behind the back. Because no one in this world, can understand the position of the leader and people from their own organization tend to divert to the thought that grass is always greener on the other side, well generally its not.

Most Common Example:

Mahatma Gandhi, as we know was an unparalleled leader of the nation, but there were less people following him at the time of the revolt of non-violence and truth, with ideologies of the Indian History imbibed and when there was independence, he was regarded as the Father of the Nation and people started to follow his ideals.

This shows how people are not subjective to change when its happening, but more inclined to the results of the change. And Gandhi was a mistaken leader.

Another Example: Sir Nelson Mandela

27 years in Jail by its own government, freed him at the age of 70 and people started believing in him when the result of his idealistic and socialistic change came out, and not the time he was considered leader when in jail.

This two examples are enough to understand how contemporary leadership differs from mistaken leadership. And few follow the path of humanistic and value approach injecting positivity.

Once I was told by a leader I met, that there is a huge difference between chasing leadership and time when you are a leader, no matter to what people in any organization think you of.
Psychology and cultural happenings, I tell you.

In the end, to say “Fortune favors the brave and if you don’t change, you to the grave”.
Not a Myth:
We are mistaken leaders, the leaders of confused change.