Macbeth Dbq Analysis

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Chris Hadfield once said that “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts...It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” Hadfield is stating in this quote that in order our leaders to be successful, they muse ensure our prosperity before their own. With this quote clearly effective leaders collaborate with their people to ensure they are successful and mindful. Collaborative leadership is the strongest way to lead because fear and power can sometimes create anarchy and dissent while respect and decency ultimately create a harmonious society. Firstly, leaders need to exorcise decisions based on the intentions of the people. With these actions, good judgement is required and thought out planning is necessary. Macbeth is a prime example of how poorly his actions were for the people. Macbeth ruthlessly killed anyone who tried to oppose …show more content…

Leadership is a joint effort by both the people and the leader and should be treated as such. With this collaborativeness we can successfully work as a nation just as the Leadership video stated. “Leadership provides people with a sense of security. Good leaders work with the people and ensure that they are safe…” (Source G) Understanding that the people come first and that all should work together is the first step to a properly functioning society. With this we can also see a polar opposite, Macbeth. Macbeth had no regard for the intentions of his people and instead worried about himself and himself only. Macbeth’s rule caused terror and nervousness amongst the people. “Almost afraid to know itself...shrieks that rend the air…” (Source A) With this quote, the inference can be made that Macbeth did not exemplify the characteristics necessary for a good leader and instead focused on himself rather than the intentions of the

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