37.3.1 BACKGROUND OF LEADERSHIP DISEASES
Leaders and followers have diseases. The diseases could co-exist alongside good attributes. Some bad
leaders are actually psychologically sick: sadists, megalomaniacs, jealous, immature, or psychopathic personalities. Some
have deviant values.
37.3.2 DISEASES OF LEADERS IN THE QUR’AN and SUNNAT
The Qur’an has told stories of bad leaders from which we learn a lot about leadership diseases.
Examples of bad leaders are Fir’aun, Nimrod, Dhu al Nuwaas, and others.
37.3.3 DISEASES THAT MANIFEST IN THE PERSON
Disease related to the personality of the leader are pride and
vanity, petty-mindedness, uncompensated weaknesses, ignorance, and lack of creativity.
37.3.4 DISEASES THAT MANIFEST IN DEALING WITH FOLLOWERS
Diseases that manifest in dealing with followers include seeking
excessive veneration, oppression and injustice, manipulation, dishonesty, seeking false reputation, and abandoning followers
37.3.3 DISEASES OF FOLLOWERS:
Diseases of followers include hypocrisy, insincerity, bad advice for leaders, disloyalty, and flattery.