TERM/WEEK: THIRD TERM/WEEK 5
DATE: 2nd June 2020.
SUBJECT: NATIONAL VALUES.
TOPIC: LEADERSHIP AND FOLLOWERSHIP.
REFERENCE MATERIALS: Comprehensive Social Studies for JSS 2.
BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, learners should be able to:
- Define leadership.
- Explain the types of leadership.
- Define followership.
PRESENTATION OF LESSON
STEP 1: Definition of Leadership
A leader is a person who coordinates and directs the affairs of a group of people to attain set goals.
Leadership therefore is an act of leading a group of people. It can also be defined as the office or position of a leader.
TYPES OF LEADERSHIP ARE: Traditional leadership, charismatic leadership and legal-rational leadership.
- Traditional Leadership: This is the type of leadership taken from the people’s customs or the way the society has always been organized.
- Charismatic Leaders: This is based on the personal qualities of a person.
- Legal – Rational Leadership: This type of leadership is based on the laws and constitution of a society
QUALITIES OF GOOD LEADERSHIP
- Honesty: A leader must be honest to be able to gain the respect of his followers.
- Punctuality: A leader must come to meetings with his followers at the agreed or exact time.
- Probity: A leader must be upright in dealing with his subjects.
- Discipline: A leader should show self-control in dealing with matters concerning his subjects.
Followership means the act of being obedient to a leader.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF GOOD FOLLOWERSHIP:
- Followers must obey their leaders.
- They must show understanding with their leader in his attempts to develop their society.
- They should criticize their leaders in a constructive manner when he is not doing the right thing.
- They must be committed to the realization of the goals of the society.
CONSEQUENCES OF BAD LEADERSHIP/ FOLLOWERSHIP:
- Civil unrest.
- Economic hardship.
- Failure of government programmes.
- Waste of resources.
- What is leadership?
- What are the types of leadership?
- What is followership?