Argumentative Essay On Leadership

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Walter Alexander
2/12/18
Argumentation and debate
What is leadership

Introduction
I. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” (Jack Welch)
II. Positions of power don’t make people leaders; driven people grow themselves into leaders.
III. Leadership something we’re all going to work with our entire lives.
IV. I’m here to talk to you about what leadership is, how it can be applied, and some of its associated traits.

(Transition) Now that you understand why I’m here, let me expand your understanding of leadership.
Body

I. What comes to mind when you think about leadership? Do you think of a hierarchy, mentors, powerful people, old managers, maybe your parents? Each works with different aspects of leadership, but it’s more than just a hierarchy, having power, or being a parent. Not everyone can be a leader, but everyone can have power.
a. I’ve always believed that leadership at its core is a skill, a path of self-growth that takes time, and eventually a person can refine this skill, so they may become a strong leader. According to Merriam Webster, the definitions of leadership are “capacity to lead”, “The act or an instance of leading”, and “The office or position of a leader”. These definitions look at different
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The ability to lead is the heart of leadership. How can a person be a leader if they don’t have the skills to lead? If you want to effectively lead people they must trust you, you must trust them, and you must prove you have the capacity to lead them. Leadership isn’t ignoring problems, being lazy, or barking orders. Leadership is about taking action, working with the team, and leading by example. I believe positions of power can be interesting in terms of leadership. Anyone can be put into a leadership position, but does that make them leadership? I don’t believe it does. They have authority, but for them to be leadership they need more than just

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