Characteristics Of A Good Leader

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Standing before the podium is a leader with their back straight, their feet planted firmly on the ground, and their voice reaching out to the people around them. Men, women, and children all stand together listening to their leader with their minds and hearts. Throughout history, there have been numerous leaders, such as the famous Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gandhi. These individuals all shared the same qualities to make them successful leaders, and these qualities helped them to accomplish their goals. In Daniel Goleman’s article “What Makes a Leader?,” Goleman mentions five important qualities of a good leader: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. These qualities can be seen in some of the most famous leaders in history and literature. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Hurst shows how good leadership can lead others to reach accomplishments and overcome barriers through the relationship of the brother and Doodle. In the “Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the Brother is shown to be an effective leader by embodying the qualities of a good leader. Hurst shows the Brother leading Doodle to walk in the lines: “It seemed so hopeless from the beginning that it 's a miracle I didn 't give up. But all of us must have something or someone to be proud of, and Doodle had become mine,” (2). While the Brother harbored negative emotions for Doodle in the beginning of the story, the Brother begins to warm up to Doodle. The Brother

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