Theword leadership is associated with several figures. This includepolitical leaders who provide political representation for themasses, social and community leader whom other people in a socialgroup follow and organization executives who are directly responsiblefor the smooth running of the business organization. Therefore,leadership helps other people do the right thing. For example, if theleader of a group cutting a path through a jungle follows the wrongdirection, the whole group will be lost. Similarly, if the leadershipin an organization adopts the wrong strategy, the organization willultimately fail. This leadership involves creating a clear andreasonable vision and mission, sharing the vision and motivatingpeople to willingly follow the vision, supporting the followersthrough sharing information and knowledge on how to achieve thevision, and coordination the conflicting interests in the group.Leadership has the responsibility of identifying skills that arenecessary, brings them on board and guiding them towards the desiredgoals. It is important to note that leadership is usually confusedwith management. While management is a learned skill which is taughtin school, leadership is learnt through experience, mentoring andcoaching. Whenever one thinks about leadership, business leadershipcomes into the picture. However, leadership is involved in allaspects of the human society. This larger focus on businessleadership is mainly because of the more developed structures anddemand of leadership in the business environment. Business leadershipis also widely studies in colleges and universities. This has led tothe development of several leadership theories, styles andapproaches. These leadership theories, styles and approaches arehowever, are applicable in all aspect of leadership, despite beingmainly derived from business and military (DuBrin, 2011).
DuBrin,A. (2011). Leadership:research findings, practice, and skills.Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.
Technologyis an inevitable aspect of the modern world. This article argues thatefficiency associated with technology, technology helps humansocieties more that it hurts them. The impact of technology in themodern world is difficult to measure or quantify. All aspects of lifeare affected by technology. Reference to the impacts of technology onhuman life has focused on advanced technologies such as computers,robots and genetic engineering. However, technologies that are notconsidered in these discussions have a huge impact on the modernworld. For example, a ballpoint pen may be a simple technology buthas had a huge impact on human life. Some of the most important waysthrough which technology help human societies include increasedaccess to information, improved communication, improved lifestyles,entertainment, increased efficiency and productivity, convenience, new social networking sites, improved security and enhanced health.Thus, technologies are associated with great discoveries in allaspects of life. Despite this, there are some technologies that havebeen associated with negative impacts on human societies. Criticshave argued that some of the technologies such as geneticmodification, nuclear energy, computer systems and robot technologiesharm human societies. For example, the use of robot technology inworkplaces puts less value on human workers while the long termimplications of genetic engineering on human health are not known. Itis important to note that although there are some alleged harmsassociated with some of these technologies, they are not relevantcompared to the benefits associated with them (Menon, 2011).Technology enhances all aspects of human life, and therefore helps usrather than harm us.
Menon,R. (2011). Technologyand society.New Delhi: Dorling Kindersley.