Leadership and Mentoring Essay

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Pages: 14

1: Introduction to Leadership and Mentoring
2: definition of leaders and Mentors
3: Exemplary models
4: Roles and Values
5: Standard & Ethics
6: Case study
7: Conclusion
8: References

I: Introduction
Leadership and mentoring has generally been mistaken to be the same thing however during the course of this assignment I aim to prove otherwise that although leaders and mentors may share some similar traits they have different definitions and perform different functions. There are different types of leaders and also mentors; examples of famous leaders are Nelson Mandela, Adolf Hitler, Abraham Lincoln Barrack Obama, examples of mentors are Socrates who mentored Aristotle who subsequently mentored Alexander the Great.
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This mix of traits makes a leader more effective. Examples of born leaders are Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela they were strong committed and passionate about the things they believed in and fought for it. In the case of Nelson Mandela he was imprisoned for 27years for what he believed, he was anti-apartheid activist fighting against racial discrimination in South Africa leading the calls for total democracy and equal human rights between black and white ethnicity. When he was released Mandela introduced a democratic style of leadership, which is widely regarded as the best style of leadership. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12305154)
However democratic leadership is sometimes questioned for being a slow type of leadership raising doubts over how swiftly an important decision can be made without being delegated for approval. Another example of leadership is autocratic leadership; this type of leadership was practised by Adolf Hitler of Germany who was a senior official in the West-Germany army who ended up being the leader of the country. Hitler ruled over a communist country he was a decorated veteran of World War joining the National socialist German workers party better know as the Nazi party he was most famous for his central role in the rise of fascism in Europe and world war 2. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/adolf_hitler) General Sani Abacha was also an