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ISLAMIC MEDICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES 04

37.3 DISEASE OF LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS, amraadh al qiyaadat

By Professor Omar Hasan Kasule Sr.

37.3.1 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.

 

37.3.2 DISEASES OF LEADERS IN THE QUR’AN and SUNNAT

The Qur’an has told stories of bad leaders from which we learn a lot about leadership diseases. Examples of bad leaders are Fir’aun, Nimrod, Dhu al Nuwaas, and others.

 

37.3.3 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.

 

37.3.4 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

 

37.3.3 DISEASES OF FOLLOWERS:

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

(c) Professor Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 2004