Human creature is bound to do mistakes either very influential or unnoticed one. Towards every mistake, doer and judgers have different reactions and opinions. Some become learned and correctly modify themselves and lead forward instead of keeping themselves under the influence of what “has happened and cannot be change”.
All what is required is keeping on moving ahead instead of putting an end to all of efforts and expectations. This is natural that all or few of us may fall but this is not impossible to raise yourself in a capacity far better than your past. What we are today we may not be same yesterday, instead of being stagnant keep changing, becoming stronger and complete.
There are no perfect men in this world but only perfect thoughts and intentions. What is hidden in this phrase? Be positive thinker, what wrong has happened in unaccepted way has been done with itself and in no capacity it would occur again with good results unless thought is improved, you can analyze it in a better way than before. Hope for the best in any condition.
Leader is somebody expects to have more knowledge and influence that guides or directs others to improve behavior, achieve quality and perfection and make them learned and progressive.
So in other way, we being human depend upon some guider, mentor and coaches who in real sense keep us under observation analyze us and correct us whenever required for our betterment and achievement of some assigned responsibility.
Until which extent we can rely on any leader.
We have all served leaders who at one time or another failed to meet the standard we set for them. They may disappoint their believers. And it may be those who have fallen from whom we can learn the most.
If your perspective on leadership is based on the expectation of perfection then you will likely be driven to negativity and despair. Reason is that you are never going to find exactly what you are looking for.
Leaders who have reached at the height of leadership and talent may have suffer from the consequence of their mistakes, modified and repaired them and become successful in the eyes of their subordinates or followers. No success can be achieved without going into hardships.
It is easy to get lost and focus on the perceived failure of leaders. It’s hard to forgive ourselves whenever we are those leaders who have made the mistake or fallen to the ground in humility. This is normal thing and does happen to most of us at some point in life. Main goal is to learn, correct and get back up with generosity of enthusiasm and lead on.
I agree with you that leaders are held to a higher standard and that they are also human and make mistakes. Being a person of good moral character is essential as an educational leader. Being an inspirational speaker is important as well but people will look to see that you walk the walk and not just talk the talk. It takes tremendous courage to lead today as you are vulnerable to all kinds of public scrutiny on social media and beyond. I like how you stated that others look to leaders to arouse hope. Leaders need to have a vision and work diligently with others to make that vision a reality.
Leaders are persons who build dreams in minds of nation and people, motivate them to get through all pains, sufferings, failures and bad fortunes and excel into what they have dreamed.
Planning a task or target is easy but implementing it by real efforts and then staying confirmed on it even majority is against us is worth succeeding. Things become difficult and seem impossible some times, however, strength of your mind and heart should not let this be your weakness. Change every weakness into your strength, fight for it with all of your integrity.
Some dreams come true some do not, but keep on dreaming, as dream is way towards life. :)