What Makes A Good Leader

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Leadership is taking a group of people and being able to influence and motivate them to complete a task that is better for the organization. In order to be a good leader, you need to be able to have the trust of the people you are influencing and motivating. This trust is not given to you, it is earned. This trust is earned by the leader’s attributes which is what people see when they say that is a good leader. The first attribute that makes a good leader is their character. This is someone who cares for the group at all times. When one person is down, they are there to pick them up. When someone doesn’t know how to do a task, they are there to help them do it. They are respectful at all times, when someone does something wrong, they pull…show more content…
That they are knowledgeable about what they are talking about. They make good judgement calls when needed and when they don’t know something not scared to ask for advice from others. They are experts at their field and always trying to learn more and better themselves at all times. A leader that is knowledgeable gives the confident of the group that they know what they are talking about. If your leader doesn’t know what they are talking about, then why would anyone listen to what you are saying. A good leader also likes to try new things, they are not repetitive in doing the same thing every time. If a leader does the same drills and activities every day, the group will not be motivated to complete the tasks. This helps with the moral of the group as well as their…show more content…
What I mean by this is when you are writing a paper and you are coping and pasting another person’s work. No one is there to tell you not to do it. As a leader you have to know right from wrong, and do the right thing at all times. When I was in basic I had to deal with a situation that almost jeopardized my integrity. We had a hazmat test coming up and when I was studying with a group of my friends they pulled out a test from another platoon that already took the test. They were studying the answers on that test and at this point I had to make the decision to stay and look off that test or get up and study on my own knowing that it is the right thing to do. I have always pride myself of having good integrity so I got up and studied on my own. For some, this battle of doing the right thing is not easy, but I knew how much I had to lose to jeopardized my integrity if I wanted to be an officer one day. Even though it is a personal battle, your subordinates can tell if you have integrity or not. They might be little things like saying you know how to do a task, then when they ask you how to do it, you don’t know how. As a subordinate I wouldn’t want a leader to lie about not knowing how to do something, rather have the leader ask how to do it. A leader who demonstrates integrity will have others drawn to them because they are dependable and
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