Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections, leadership.
7) Self-doubt can help and hinder leadership, discuss with suitable examples.(250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon Publications
Why this question:
The question is based upon the significance of qualities of leadership of an individual.
Key demand of the question:
One has to explain the impact of self-doubt on the leadership abilities of an individual.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define what you understand by self-doubt; the process by which one questions oneself or analyses second thoughts about his/her decisions.
Describe the essence of leadership, what are its key features.
Then move on to discuss in what way leadership is at times augmented by the quality of self-doubt; acts as an instrument of course correction (Quote examples to justify better).
Then explain the other side of it. Explain how self-doubt can hinder leadership abilities of an individual.
Conclude with significance of leadership and importance of self-doubt to it.