What Was Beowulf's Leadership Qualities

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Beowulf is epic story that tells the tail of a hero, Beowulf, who slays dragons, fights heroically, and leads men. Many believe that Beowulf was a fierce leader, that allows his men to be successful, but one can clearly see the flaws in Beowulf’s leading abilities. Beowulf failed in displaying his leadership skills because he lead purely out of personal obligation instead of with comradery. Beowulf received the glory for himself, while abandoning his fearless men.
Beowulf lead out of his own personal obligation, not out of a sense of community, or leadership. Beowulf was quite a stubborn soldier, which shone through when he fought the dragon alone and did not ask for help. The “hero” put his own needs over the soldiers and warriors who were

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