Issue Essay (Final)

Present and future prosperity largely depends on the able leadership of a nation or an organization. Be it the leaders in government, industry or anyother area, they all have a reponsibility to augment condition of nation or organization. This mindset of constantly progressing instills only when there is a sense of “constructive” competition  amongst them. Hence, the best way to prepare young to become able leaders, society has to instill a sense of competition and not merely co-operation.

Fundamental aim of leaders is to let their organization or nation progress. This progress can only be achieved when there is a sense of competition amongst them. Leaders of ruling party and opposition, for example, cannot build a nation only by co-operation. There has to be a sense of competition that lets one leader to have an incentive to work better than what oppostion might have worked in past. Of course, for passing important bills and making amendments in constitution there has to be a level of co-operation amongst the parties but will that alone be sufficient for overall progress? Old ideas give way to new ones, new politics and new contributions only when there exist constructive conflicts and competition amongst parties in a nation

While the idea of having competition is quite fascinating, yet a reasonable answer has to be provided to the question as to what if the competition amongst parties is not complimented with even a modicum of co-operation? This may give way to “destructive competition” and will prove to be detrimental to the nation or organization’s progress. For example, Fuherer, German dictator named Hitler, was a leader with a great sense of competition but what he lacked was a little sense of co-operation. No doubt that he was a great leader but the competition which he held turned out to be destructive. Hence, although the sense of competition is quite necessary for leaders to thrive, a modicum of co-operation is needed to prevent the competition turn out to be destructive.

Hence, a sense competition is necessary to be instilled in young leaders. With a modicum of co-operation the competition the becomes “constructive” and works even more towards the betterment of the nation or organization.

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