Lord Of The Flies Leadership Essay

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In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding very good leadership is shown. What makes a great leader? There’s many traits that makes a good leader but the three that are the most important are being a good communicator, being well educated, and being fearless and strong. Not just one character shows all of these traits, but 3 do, Ralph, Jack, and Piggy. Ralph is a great leader and a substantial communicator. In order to be an exceptional leader you have to be able to communicate with everyone to keep things in order and to avoid and resolve conflicts. When Ralph calls a meeting in chapter 5 he did not come across to the group as mad, upset, or sad. He came across to them with a stern tone. “We need an assembly. Not for fun. Not for laughing and falling off the log—not for making jokes or for cleverness. Not these things. But to put things straight” (Golding 79). Throughout his speech other kids try to interrupt him and he stands his ground and tells them that he has the conch. Another thing that he did was after he finished he let other kids talk freely. Ralph makes a great leader but he does lack some qualities to be the best leader that the group could have. Jack however does not have the best communication…show more content…
He is extremely smart, a very important quality for a leader. Intelligence is important in a leadership role because the people that are lower ranked look up to the leader to know all of the answers during a crisis and just in general. During the meeting that Ralph assembled he made a good point about the fire. “We can help them find us. If a ship comes near they may not notice us. We must make fire” (Golding 38). Now Piggy is extremely smart which would make him a great leader but he doesn’t know how to stand up to Jack. That’s an issue because in order to make decisions for everyone you have to be able to defend your decision and not let people influence it, especially not let one person influence
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