Characteristics Of A Good Leader

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There are many traits that are needed to be applied when being a leader. Traits including confidence, courage, positivity, and many more are needed in order to be considered a good leader. A leader also needs to spread a positive message to people. They need to be someone who can be responsible and trusted by a large group of people. This generation and generations to come, learn from the previous leaders, as to not make their mistakes. Leaders need to have a good message in order to be considered a good leader. For example, Adolf Hitler was a good leader, but his message made him a bad leader. Whereas, Abraham Lincoln was a good leader with a meaningful goal. According to Machiavelli & Viroli (2008), they explain the traits a good leader should…show more content…
He helped by laying the foundation of our country, and by writing the Declaration of Independence (United States & Jefferson, 1952). He helped to create a society with rules and boundaries. Without his persistantance and introduction of new ideas, things would’ve played out differently. He took charge and wasn’t afraid to take some risks for a new, developing nation. Machiavelli states in “The Prince” that “No government should imagine that it can choose perfectly safe courses. It should expect to have to take very doubtful ones because in ordinary affairs one never seeks to avoid one trouble without running into another” (pg. 36).This proves that Jefferson made the right choice of taking action for our country. Someone has to make the choices for the country and he noticed that if he took charge, the outcome would be beneficial to the people. Since he was the author of the Declaration of Independence, he gained a reputation for himself. He “kept the minds of his people in admiration”, like the King of Spain, Ferdinand of Aragon (pg. 35). By doing this, he was successful in pleasing the majority of citizens. One has to gain the respect from people, otherwise, they will never listen to their…show more content…
Values and traits that are explained throughout the book “The Prince” would aid in teaching someone strong leadership skills. Machiavelli talks about lessons and explains why he thinks his methods and traits are the best when becoming a leader. He indicates what to follow and how to control by gaining the trust of others. Success takes a lot of patience and dedication, so one must engulf themselves into leading their people to be successful. In conclusion, there will never be a perfect leader, but lessons will be learned about how to improve ourselves as a
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