“If you want to become a great leader, you need to prepare yourself to become a great leader, and the best way to do that is to study great leaders.” (Schembechler 7). Being a leader means defining and exhibiting moral and ethical courage and setting an example for everyone within any given group. Being a leader helps you teach leadership skills to your family, friends, and employees who will then help do the "heavy lifting" of moving the masses from where it is today to where it needs to be in the future.In today's day in age, people will believe that great leaders are born to lead. Some leaders are developed through lifetime lessons. They are brought up in strong family core values, that they pass on to others. They have great role models
In William Goldings novel, Lord of the Flies, the children introduced teach the readers some valuable lessons. While the children needed to survive, we can still learn many lessons from them. The three most important lessons taught to us by the children are to not misuse our authority, to look out for our neighbors, and to know our priorities.
What makes a leader? I believe a leader to be intelligent ,tough, and has the determination to achieve a goal. Having certain skills will have an impact on you being a trustable leader. Being selfless and caring are also characteristics. Malcolm X his birth name Malcolm Little is a fine a example of a leader and has most of these leadership qualities. Malcolm X was a Muslim minister who was also African American. He was a activist for human rights, Malcolm was a bold and courageous spokesperson for blacks to have rights,Malcolm X declared America “white America” to have the most harshest of terms for it’s tenacious treatments against African Americans.In the year 1946, he was sentenced to prison because he was caught breaking and entering. When he was incarcerated, he was chosen to become a member of the Nation of Islam. This is when he changed his birth name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X. Later he had written,”Little was the name that the white slave master … had imposed upon paternal forebears” After his parole in 1952 his popularity grew and became the organization 's most influential leaders, and served as the public face of the controversial group for a dozen years. Malcolm rose quickly and became the prime minister of Temple 11 in Boston a temple in which he founded. He was then given the No. 7 Temple located in Harlem. Temple No. 7 was the largest and prestigious temple known for the Nation of Islam after the headquarters in Chicago.
Leadership is defined by Merriam-Webster (n.d.) as a “capacity to lead”. This concise yet inexact definition demonstrates an inherent debate of what exactly leadership is, moreover the concept of what makes someone a good or bad leader. People’s interpretations of what makes someone a leader varies from person to person based on their own philosophical outlook. My philosophy on leadership leans heavily on Jocko Willink’s and Leif Babin’s book Extreme Ownership. Quoting Willink & Babin (2015), “… leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of many seemingly contradictory qualities between one extreme and another” (p. 274). Some of the contradictory qualities in the book I agree with the most include taking ownership while empowering subordinates, being attentive to details but not being obsessed, and being aggressive but not overbearing.
Some characteristics of a good leader is that they’re a good role model. They should also have good enthusiasm. I believe Anne Frank is a good leader because even though she was going through hard times trying to survive the Holocaust, she still tried to keep others
At the CIA, “Food Is Life” means that food is a major ingredient in your life. To others food might mean good taste, but to me food means so much more. Food is what I see, obviously eat, but most importantly, it’s what I think about all day. Food means everything to me and that is why I wish to enroll into the CIA because I know that I will find my success there.
What is a good leader? A good leader is someone that take the lead. He or she can build a team of workers that will succeed. He or she inspire confidence, respect, listen within his team. She inspire others to work together in pursuit of a common goal, such as improved patient care.
Firstly, a strong leader exhibits the characteristic of fairness. He/she must treat each and every person with respect, making judgements
Being a leader is the ability to motivate and inspire. Like, Odysseus who traveled for 20 years after the Trojan War and tries to return to Ithaca while facing many challenges. Also, like Martin Luther King Jr who gave powerful protests and speeches to persuade and express his ideas to his followers. These two leaders show many qualities that make a good leader. Leadership qualities such as wisdom, self-control, and bravery support a good leader.
What type of qualities make up a good leader? There are many qualities that make up a great leader. Jack, from Lord of the Flies, exhibits three character traits that model what a leader should be.
Being a leader is not always the easiest thing. Leaders take risks and make hard decisions. Some people are followers and that’s ok, we need those people, they are necessary. The qualities of a leader are sometimes hard to pin point. But, if you look around, you will most likely find someone who will point you in the right
Since man was created, some of us were born to be a leader, some of us were born to feed off those who strive, and some of us were born to be both, to lead and to follow. However, we all look for those qualities in what makes a good leader, a good leader. What makes them stand out from the rest? Good leadership is doing what’s right and what will not only benefit the leader but a quality that will also benefit the leader’s followers who look up to them. Portraying the best leadership in the novel Lord of the Flies, would be Ralph. The greatest leader, that I’ve had an honor to spend my whole life with, would be my father.
Leadership is a major aspect in Lord of the Flies. Many of the boys try to be leaders, some better than others. If I was on the island and had to choose someone to follow I would follow Jack. Jack doesn’t seem like he would be a good leader but he has good qualities of a good leader and he knows how to survive in the wilderness.
Nice discussion post this week! You start off with a great definition of what leadership is. To me, it is hard to define what leadership is, especially in one sentence, but I agree with you that leadership is the action of leading others or an organization. I feel like it is when someone steps up and goes into the unknown as well. It is also important to mention that it is never just one single person. To be a successful leader I also agree that one needs to have certain characteristic and skills. A leader needs to be able to simple lead, as you have stated. They need to direct and guide people to fulfill shared goals. Communication is also another huge skill. A leader needs to be able to clearly communicate, build relationships, motivate others, inspire others, and be a role model to create a positive work environment and culture that will accept change and innovation in the company. Leaders also need to show everyone how to behave, and they need to be honest, show appreciation, and work towards a bright future. If a leader is not effective the whole company can fall apart. Leadership is all about the relationship between those that aim and strive to lead and those who select and follow them and work together on shared goals. I agree that poor leadership can also lead to poor customer satisfaction and also decrease profits. Being an exemplary leader does make a difference, so all of the characteristics, skills, and more you have mentioned are very important. People do not
Great leaders are genuine and authentic: These leaders know who they are and they are not afraid to let others see their core values, their strengths, and their weaknesses. They are transparent and let everyone know in a way that is seen as “real” and genuine.