Leaders can be good or bad, but do people have to be either a good or bad leader to be effective? This leads to an important question--what makes an effective leader? An effective leader has to have firm control over who they are leading, sometimes through the use of fear or confusing language, or even through repetition of specific words and empathy, as seen in the novel 1984 and the speech “Four Freedoms”. In the text 1984, the government who is the leader is effective by using the method of fear.
However, a true leader does not shed blood, a true leader has the intention to save lives. Maddie and Julie unveil a soft side to themselves as they fight in the war. Julie starts listing her fears and she states “killing someone” on accident or purpose is a fear of hers and questions herself on whether she actually saved the German pilot or killed him (78). The common misconception of a ruthless leader plagues the minds of many people. Wein shows that a true leader is conscious about the world around them and cares for others regardless of what side they represent.
A leader is someone who leads a group through something and stands up for something that they believe in no matter what anybody else might think. They are passionate about what they are fighting for and passionate about passing on their vision to others around them. To me, being a leader means having leadership. Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization.They have certain characteristics that makes them a leader whether it be a strong mind or good leadership skills. However, the characteristics that make a good and effective leader are such as integrity, vision, concern, creativity, result-orientation, and courage (these are not all the characteristics that would make a leader good).
The overall goal as a leader is to inspire others to develop as much as possible, this growth happens when you are vulnerable. To encourage vulnerability, a leader has to develop trust between him and the leader, the leader build this trust by being vulnerable as well as optimistic, personable, and empathetic. These are four of the five most important character traits of being a leader. Vulnerability: The willingness to let people see you as you are. This is the hardest characteristic of a leader to embrace.
What makes a strong leader, toughness and fear or kindness and compassion? Sometimes too much kindness and humility in a leader or politician can lead to their own betrayal, and also can lead to people trespassing through their rules. But, it can also happen when a leader represents fear and toughness. This is seen in the play, Macbeth, which was written by Shakespeare, because Duncan, who was the king and a very kind and trustworthy leader, ended up being killed by Macbeth, the main character. But, Macbeth, who became a very strong and fearful leader, ended up also being killed.
All of our great leaders had one thing in common. Leadership. All of our great leaders have a different approach. Leaders have to have great attitude, they have to know what they want, and they have to always be accepting of the truth. Being a leader doesn’t mean being a President or a Vice President, people like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass made a huge impact on the abolitionist movement, and they were fugitive slaves!
Throughout Machiavelli’s The Prince, he goes into great detail of the characteristics of mankind and what an ideal prince should be like. One of the things that he talks about that is very questionable is whether it is better to be feared than to be loved. Machiavelli says that it better to be both feared and loved, but if he had to choose only one, he would pick fear. In order to be a great leader I feel that you should be loved because it will have a greater outcome in the future. A leader that is feared can turn into being disrespectful and being completely hated.
Machiavelli’s realistic outlook causes him to emphasize that it is better to maintain power through fear, rather than compassion. Despite this, he notes that a ruler must avoid his people hating him. A hated ruler possesses no power since the people hold the power. Therefore, a ruler can be miserly, unfaithful, and ruthless, but they must appear to be the opposite. Machiavelli concludes that it is important for a ruler to balance his reputation and his actions, which I agree with, however others may argue that a ruler can posses both qualities.
"Fear involves dread of punishment, from which they can never escape," Machiavelli states in his book The Prince. Although it is true that having a loved leader cuases people to want to stay in the city or country, in some ways it is better to have a feared leader because the citizens won't betray or disobey him. Reasons for this is because having a loved leader is more possible for things not to get done, and people would find ways to do a crime without getting caught. On the contrary, feared leaders are more responsible and he will make sure that no one does anything terrible. Though the feared leader punishes those who work against him, some still believe that they can make a difference and are highly respected.
Consequences of this problem is that in many organizations, institutions, leaders they engage in corruption, theft, fraud and unprofessionally because they want to be reach and to hold most property their self, they don’t have patriotism with their country. Leaders they want to live in luxuries life to have big houses, good cars, much money because they don’t fills painful with their country. In conclusion in order to get good leaders let parents begins at home. Because if the parents raised their children in God -fearing, work hard, team work, communication, obey they will produce the good leaders at the same time good nation. As shown above examples of