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Anatomy of a Leader
Transcript of Anatomy of a Leader
Every great leader has to be passionate. If you are not passionate for what you believe in then you will never achieve your goal. Whether you are leading a small group of people or a whole movement if you are not passionate toward the situation then the people you are trying to lead will not be as passionate either.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of Americas greatest leaders. He led the Equal Rights Movement to try and get equal rights for African Americans. This movement took a lot of passion because he had to get a whole ethnicity of people on his side, which takes a lot of work. If he did not have the passion to lead this, today African Americans may still be fighting for their rights. Our life would be very different from today because everything would still be segregated. Also, we would be living in one country, but it would feel like one society overpowering the other. If Martin Luther King Jr. was not passionate just imagine what the United States would be like today.
In his own sense Hitler was a great leader. He led the Genocide movement behind the world while fighting against the world. It took a lot of passion to lead the movement, if he did not stay passionate then all the Nazi's would start to question his authority, what would have stopped them from sharing his secret. Hitler was a very passionate leader.
Courage is one of the most important traits a leader must possess. A leader must have mental and moral strength to carry out their tasks. You have to be able to stand up for what you believe in even if it goes against the popular belief. Some examples of leaders with courage include Amelia Earhart and George Washington.
" No danger is to be considered when put in competition with the magnitude of the cause."
"It's better to be alone than in bad company."
"It's better to offer no excuse than a bad one."
Qualities of A Leader
By: Claire Orr and Daria Elwell
In order to be a leader you must be responsible. A leader who is responsible contributes to their beliefs and their community. They always do their work to their full ability. Leaders who are responsible are always working and they are never taking time off.
The Ability to Inspire
Leaders must be able to inspire younger generations so that in the future they will leave a legacy behind. Also, in order to inspire you must present yourself as a role model.
The definition of competence is the ability to do something successfully and efficiently. If you want to be a leader you must be able to carry out tasks that are notable and that are finished quickly.
In order to become a great well known leader you must be able to initiate a belief or cause. If you are a good leader and start something full force then people will get on your side and you will start a whole movement.
For people to like you, you must be able to relate to them. In order to relate with someone you must be able to talk to them and keep a conversation going. You must also have a good sense of humor where you are not over board, but you are not totally serious. Just be yourself and if they do not like you then that is there problem.
One of the most important traits for a leader is honesty. Without honesty, a leader would be unreliable and untrustworthy. Leaders must tell the truth in order to be loyal.
Napoleon Bonaparte is often held as a responsible leader. Many say he was a passionate leader of his followers and he was responsible for the "Napoleonic" wars. He was also responsible for having a big influence on most of Europe.
She entered in the field of teaching when teachers were prominently men. Also, she was one of the first women to be employed by the federal government. Later in life, she founded the American Red Cross to help other people.
Simon Bolivar was a military leader in the 1800's. He became friends with Napoleon Bonaparte before going back to Venezuela. He then helped liberate Venezuela, Columbia, Panama and Ecuador from the Spanish.
Helen Keller inspired both the deaf and blind community with all of the accomplishments that she made in her life. By the age of ten she could read braille, use sign language, and wanted to learn how to speak. She was also a deaf and blind person that went to college and studied. She has inspired everyone that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to and work hard to get.
Malala is one of the youngest, and most inspirational leaders to girls in the Middle East. She fights for educational rights for young girls. On October 9, 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban. She survived and in the past year she has become even a better leader, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and she has continued to fight for girl's rights in the Middle East.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D Roosevelt was a very efficient leader. He led a country into a war after Pearl Harbor. He was very swift with his actions and not only did he make quick decisions, but they were very successful.
Benjamin Franklin was an initiative leader in many ways. He started an almanac, and he created many useful inventions that we use today. Franklin was a great leader in the American revolution initiating independence from Britain.
Abraham Lincoln is a great example of a honest leader. He didn't need to lie to save the union during the civil war nor did he need to lie to be a good person because he always did the right thing in the first place.
Ellen is one of the most personable leaders today. She is rated in the top 60 most powerful women. She is also very humorous on her daily talk show. Ellen also helps many people in need by making them happy. She is a great example of how leaders should have fun but manage their work at the same time.
Jon Stewart is the biggest leader in political comedy. He can take a serious subject and make it funny. He is able to talk to many people from actors to governors on his show. He uses his personality to become who he is today.