Leadership Characteristics Prioritized by Students in Developing Countries: Pakistani Perspective

Mona Aeysha Khalid, Gul Muhammad Khan, Tariq Mahmood


Main salient features for leaders in developing Asian countries may include vigilant, intelligent, hardworking, goal oriented, persistent, determined, and highly motivated to establish a strong sense of teamwork with great vision, while having good and healthy relationships with their employees, being conscious of high moral values and ethical standards. This research paper will identify the strongly emphasized traits of leaders demanded by the young generation of Pakistani students. The study concluded following main findings: The most important trait that they want to see in their leaders is being intelligent having mean value as 1.3 surpassed other mean scores while the second choice was being honest and trustworthy. Students think that leaders must take care of their subordinates and as a human being must attend to their well being. They usually want their leaders to treat them with respect and dignity. On the other side, unstable person is the worst thing for a leader, being dishonest and deceitful minded are rated as second highest traits of bad leaders. Here it is important to note that not to give right instructions is a bad trait but may be excused as compared to other deadly evils.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v4n3p245

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