The influence and leadership qualities demonstrated by the authors are harmonic with in themselves. They provide great balance to leadership and influence; traits that are often forgotten.
According to Sherman (2012), followers greatly contribute to the success of their leaders, and one must give their participation, support, acceptance of the challenge, open communication, trust and give their feedbacks. Behind every successful leader is a motivated and responsible follower.
To be a good leader you need to be brave, experienced, and hardworking. Unlike the football game life isn’t always about the final score. Leaders such as Richthofen, Rickenbacker, and Mitchell put their lives on the line for what they believed
2. You must first be a follower to be an effective leader. Retired Air Force Colonel Phillip S. Meilinger states, “Leadership is not a commodity to be bought at the price of followership.”1
In Lord of the Flies, leadership is shown in a variety of ways. Ralph is your ideal leader, he’s a good person, looks out for others, is selfless, and always has a goal in mind. Jack is a power hungry leader, bound and determined to have the power for one person, himself. He doesn’t care what happens to the others around him as long as long as he himself is happy. Simon is the spiritual leader, being all knowing and guided by what he feels from his surroundings. Piggy is the smart leader, thinking logically and with reason to achieve his goals, whilst still minding the others out of respect. All these leaders can be great in their own way, but it begs the question; what kind of leader am I? If I had to change my name and be a character in the novel, which character would he write me as?
Regardless of the career you choose in your life, whether it be an accountant or a Soldier in the United States Army, someone, somewhere most likely had an influence to bring you to that decision. The Army defines leadership as the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improve the organization (JP, p. 1). Now imagine you are a young Private, in one of the most dangerous places in Iraq and you have constant leadership changes, and not much support from your direct leadership. I am sure at this point you can imagine, it is not the best scenario to be in. Throughout the duration of this essay you will read about Sergeant First Class Rob Gallagher and Sergeant First Class Jeff Fenlason, their leadership abilities, and the techniques they attempted to use to resolve the issues in this Platoon that was in a downward spiral after losing many leaders to the hell of war.
Band of Brothers was a TV miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. This ten-part, eleven hour episodes captures the history of “Easy” Company (101st Airborne Division) from the beginning of their training at Camp Tocca, Georgia to their final battles in the front lines of Germany. The focus of these men from training to battle gives the audience a first hand experience of how these men were transformed into soldiers. Within the next couple of months these soldiers were then shipped out to the front lines where they experienced the horrors of war. It is particularly interesting to note that before every episode there are contemporary interviews of the actual men who partook in the battle and they would tell the audience what their experience was like. This would give a prelude to each episode; this would also authenticate every episode that it is being accurately portrayed. Major Richard Winters is the main character centralized in Band of Brothers, he is shown working with his men to accomplish the missions at hand while making sure each man remains safe. There are some other members of the supporting cast of soldiers who deal with life’s struggles of the war. “As the series is based on historic events, the fates of the characters conform to the persons they are drawn from. Numerous characters die or sustain serious wounds, some of which lead to survivors' being sent home; in other cases, soldiers recover under treatment in hospital and can rejoin their comrades on the front lines. Their experiences and the moral, mental, and physical hurdles they must overcome are central to the story.”
If those placed in the position of leadership are acting as leaders, then they need to be follow-worthy and people must like them. If their employee workforces do not like the leaders in authority, they won’t listen to anything that they have to say or follow their example. This follows hand in hand with their people desiring to “choose a leader with lots of prestige” (Adams, S., 2011). It is important for leaders to set an example. When employees choose a leader with prestige they are saying that they want to follow in prestigious footsteps. Leaders must be all these things because their workfor...
One very important aspect of a great leader is to lead by example. Any person in a position to guide others cannot ask the team to do one thing and act in the complete opposite way. This is a sure way to show that the leader has a need to show power and quickly loose respect from those who should be learning from him or her. Being a role model is importan...
Respect makes a good leader because when you have respect for others they like to give respect back you know treat people how you would like to be treated.