Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators
5) Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Illustrate with examples.(150 Words)
Why this question?
Statement based question frequently asked in GS-4.
Key demand of the question:
First decipher the meaning of this statement and then illustrate it with examples.
Illustrate: Explaining a concept/meaning through examples.
Structure of Answer:
Write a general introduction highlighting how good leaders have transformed our world/institutions through innovations.
Then explain the meaning of the statement. Write significance of innovation.
With minimum TWO examples – from real world, illustrate meaning of the statement. Try to find unique examples. Almost everyone gives examples of Gandhiji. If you want to give same example, give a specific incident from his life that’s relevant to question.
In the conclusion write why innovation is key to development.