Effective Leadership In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Throughout our entire lives, we hear about great and bad leaders. However, think about the qualities of an effective leader. A leader needs to be ethical and prodigious, especially if you are being a leader of savage boys. This exact event happened on the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. When a group of kids were getting away from England, escaping from war, the plane crashed in a virgin island. In order, to survive a leader had to be chosen for their own good and organization. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph is the most effective leader because he immediately begins to exhibit the qualities of a leader. He was encouraged to be a committed leader, as well as establishing and maintaining rules. Ralph is focused, concerned and goal oriented. As mentioned on an article from CNN titled 23 traits of a good leader, “Know where you 're going and have a strong stated mission to lead people on” (Farrell, 2015, Trial: Focused). This explanation clearly states how important is to be focused as a leader. “You hunters! You can laugh! But I tell you smoke is more important than the pig, however often you killed one. Do all of you see?... We’ve got to make more smoke up there - or die”. (Golding, 1954, pg. 86-87). In this quote, Ralph is showing initiative to take control and running the situation. Ralph was always focused in looking for new ideas to survive. He wanted to create a fire that could work as a signal so they could get out of the island as soon as possible. If Ralph was
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