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0710-Diseases of Leaders and Followers

Background material by Professor Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. for Year 3 PPSD session on    2007

BACKGROUND OF LEADERSHIP DISEASES

Leaders and followers have diseases. The diseases could co-exist alongside good attributes. Some bad leaders are actually psychologically sick: sadists, megalomaniacs, jealous, immature, or psychopathic personalities. Some have deviant values.

 

DISEASES THAT MANIFEST IN THE PERSON

Disease related to the personality of the leader are pride and vanity, petty-mindedness, uncompensated weaknesses, ignorance, and lack of creativity.

 

DISEASES THAT MANIFEST IN DEALING WITH FOLLOWERS

Diseases that manifest in dealing with followers include seeking excessive veneration, oppression and injustice, manipulation, dishonesty, seeking false reputation, and abandoning followers

 

DISEASES OF FOLLOWERS:

Diseases of followers include hypocrisy, insincerity, bad advice for leaders, disloyalty, and flattery.

Professor Omar Hasan Kasule, Sr. October, 2007