If you are still waiting for the answer of the question "Can an MBA alone make a leader?", the answer if definite "NO" in capital letters. I wish leadership had a clear definition like the one MBA has. But the truth is that it doesn't. MBA is an acronym for Master of Business Administration, and that is what it does.Make you a Master in Business Administration. But we all know that Leadership is much more than that. There are innumerous masters in this world, but hardly a few leaders.
MBA might have Leadership as one of the subjects in one of the semesters, but this in no way symbolizes that leadership is a part of MBA and having an MBA alone can make you a leader. I am not saying that an MBA doesn't instill leadership qualities but my view point is that "MBA is neither a necessary nor a sufficient criteria for being a leader."
Since Data Interpretation(DI) is an important requisite for an MBA, lets interpret the data at hand.
Data : MBA is neither a necessary nor a sufficient criteria for being a leader.
The data consists of two statements. For the given data to be true both the statements have to be true. So lets verify the truthfulness of both these sentences.
Statement 1 : MBA is not necessary for being a leader
Proof : We have many leaders who do not hold a MBA degree.
Statement 2 : MBA is not sufficient for being a leader
Proof : We have many people with MBA degrees but not considered as leaders.
By proving that Statement 1 and Statement 2 are true, I have verified the given data and hence in the process justified my title which was the sole purpose of this article.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
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