Do Leaders Get Criticized Too Much More For Their Mistakes?

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I have seen that many leader have been blamed a lot for their mistakes but do you think that people exaggerate a bit too much.

As we learnt from our lesson that leaders have made quite a few mistakes. Some silly and some major ones. Leaders should be setting an example and showing how to behave, but do we put too much pressure on them? I think yes, because as we know even though how high they might be in the hierarchy they are still human being. Everyone knows to be a good leader you have to have self control and you should be responsible for your actions.

Some examples we know are when a MP overspeeded and there was a lot of talk in the media. But yes, even though he overspeeded a was a minor mistake and does not require so much attention and discussion.

But challenging my idea, I could say that leaders should be very meticulous about what they do. That is because, the media will always have an eye on you and try to make news for everything you do. They are smart and mistakes will not be withstanded by the media.

In conclusion this could be a heated debate.

What are your thoughts

Comments (20)

  • Hammond School logo consistent_date | Hammond Junior School A
    28 Jan 2020

    I disagree with committed physics

    I do not think we criticise leaders too much because firstly, people say that they are humans but they have been training and practising in university for 3 years! Secondly, they have not been forced to do that job they have chosen to do that specific job to earn money and if they are not doing their job probably and still earning that money it is completely unfair.

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  • Hammond School logo hilarious_fruit | Hammond Junior School A
    28 Jan 2020

    I think that the answer is yes and no at the same time because if the leader does something not to bad then they usually don't get criticised. However if it is something major, then they don't get criticised.

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy flowing_glockenspiel | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    28 Jan 2020

    I think they do because they have so much responsibilities and are expected to do everything and everything perfectly it gives them so much stress and pressure they are guaranteed to make a mistake. Even if its an intended mistake it would probably be a lot worst than intended because of all the stress and pressure there under at the moment which will cause them to accidently make it worse in a way.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      flowing_glockenspiel's comment 28 Jan 2020

      Well done for speaking up for a side perhaps not always recognised!

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    2. Moreland logo smart_nation | Moreland Primary School
      flowing_glockenspiel's comment 03 Feb 2020

      I agree with you because we all make mistakes and apologise for it. Especially leaders because they have so much pressure and stress. Thank you for this comment,flowing_glockenspiel.......it has really made me think.

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy blithesome_guava | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    28 Jan 2020

    I disagree as leader should not sign up for things they can't handle.

    Yes everyone makes silly mistake but sometimes they are more stupid than silly like your example when the MP was speeding what was he/she thinking as a MP ,they know the laws and should obey them. On the other hand, sometimes thing can be taken out of hand on social media and sometimes thing get a lot of attention yet that's how life works.

    In conclusion, I think that leader aren't criticized as much as we think.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      blithesome_guava's comment 28 Jan 2020

      Can you give some examples to support either side?

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      1. Ormiston Sudbury Academy blithesome_guava | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 04 Feb 2020

        Well one example to support my which is that MP aren't criticise as much as we think is that not all people social media criticise MP and if they didn't want all the drama that comes with being MP they shouldn't have put them self up for the position.

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    2. Ormiston Sudbury Academy flowing_glockenspiel | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
      blithesome_guava's comment 04 Feb 2020

      yes very true but all some jobs have more and harder responsibilities and if they are willing to take that risk then that is there choice but they wouldn't sign up for something they can not achieve themselves

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    3. Ormiston Sudbury Academy blithesome_guava | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
      blithesome_guava's comment 04 Feb 2020

      I actually disagree with my own comment , looked at what others had to say and actually I think that MP get more criticised than I thought , partly because of what flowing_glockenspiel had to say and I agree fully .
      Lots of MP are criticised yet I didn't even notice.

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        blithesome_guava's comment 04 Feb 2020

        Well done for being open-minded!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School happy_fact | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    28 Jan 2020

    Yes,

    On the one hand some people think that leaders punished TOO much. This is because

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  • Hillyfield School logo content_currency | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    30 Jan 2020

    I do think that MP's are criticised a little bit too much ,however, they should be held accountable for the
    things they have done .I also think that things that that they have done in the past shouldn't really affect them that much . as well as that that

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  • Hillyfield School logo curious_engine | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    30 Jan 2020

    In my opinion I would argue that it depends on who it is. Sometimes I would argue that some leaders don't get criticised enough. The reason I say this is e.g.I find that Donald Trump has been getting away with too much in my opinion but other leaders I would argue that e.g. Obama was too criticised.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg efficient_armadillo | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    03 Feb 2020

    it depends on what they did and how it is published on social media you never know if they are over reacting

    people get into alot of fights because of OPINIONS but i am not sure if they get criticized TOO MUCH

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy crafty_turtle | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    04 Feb 2020

    world leaders do get criticized a lot more then we think as we only see the negative comments on them that has been published on social media or news papers or any other way of mass news spread. They are actually more criticized then we see sometimes as a quite a few people that are not able to get there opinion into the general public as they do not have the power or connections to tell the public about there views no matter how good there view is.

    In conclusion they do get criticized more then they should!

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_banjo | Portobello High School
    06 Feb 2020

    Leaders get critized a lot, I agree but they are definitely not making mistakes , they are deliberately implying different laws /rules.But most stuff about political leadres is negative so maybe they are getting critized more than they should....

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  • Hillyfield School logo ingenious_dusk | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    06 Feb 2020

    I agree, because MP's do get blamed for a lot of things but i'm not saying MP's can go off and go round changing the world without any democracy. What i'm saying is that MP's are the same as us but with more power to change things such as education, healthcare, climate change, shopping and banks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs-9B3FRXCA

    From the video, you can see how hard politics is and all the responsibilities and risks involved. In conclusion, politicians shouldn't be threatened and deserve the same respect

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  • CuddingtonCroft-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_pineapple | Cuddington Croft Primary School
    06 Feb 2020

    No I feel like that we put enough pressure on them because they are supposed to be a role model but if they made an illegal mistake they can not say sorry and it is over and done with.

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