Gandhi was nominated 5 times for the Nobel Peace Prize, but never received it.
Why choose Gandhi?
Gandhi was one of the most influential leaders of all time and played a vital role in creating a nation independent from British rule. He accomplished his goals purely through non-violent protests. Although he was met with violent opposition and imprisonment, he maintained his values regarding his morals and non-injury towards all living beings.
Gandhi's movement was one of the key influences for the non-violent movement from the film viewed in class. His principles inspired great leaders like MLK and more.
Spirit of the Squirrel: Gandhi believed in a unified and independent India, and brought the people together. He knew every person had to work towards the cause.
Way of the Beaver: Gandhi knew autonomy was important to break British control and encouraged the people to be self-sufficient and make their own clothes and march for their own sea salt.
Gift of the Goose: Many speeches were given that called out for non-violent action and Gandhi commemorated the people who chose peaceful solutions. He made them acknowledge every step is important to success.
Gandhi sought change he did not simply wait around hoping it would come. He used his own peaceful methods to make a change to achieve his "spiritual" cheese.
We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. -Gandhi
Relational Leader - Commitment toward positive purposes that are inclusive of people and diverse points of view, empowers those involved, is ethical, and recognizes that all four of these elements are accomplished by being process oriented.
The Owl: Collaboration.
The strength of this style is integrity. Owls can build trust, respect and deeper relationship. They are not tied to their way and tend to have an open mind for pragmatic solutions that create a win-win experience.
The struggle is that owls must have two willing parties to collaborate. These parties must have high levels of communication skills and emotional intelligence. Some conflicts require quick solutions and this style may take too long.
Gandhi had to work to bring Hindu and Muslims to work towards the same goals.
The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As Diplomats, they have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the accompanying Judging (J) trait – INFJs are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.
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