To Be a Good Leader

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Not all leaders are famous like Martin Luther King, most leaders are ordinary people; you can walk down the street and run into someone and not know that they are a very powerful leader. I personally know of a good leader that is an ordinary person; my father. Although some people believe that leaders are born and not made, I believe that anyone can become a leader if they have enough courage and are thick skinned. There are many words that people come up with when they are asked to describe what makes a good leader. The most popular characteristics used to describe a good leader would be a good listener, responsible, and decisive. When you think of what makes a good leader you should also ask what kind of education they have and what would make them be a good leader. The first important key role in being a leader is being a good listener. Some might ask: Why should they be good listeners if they are leaders? Shouldn’t they be the ones speaking and not listening? Yes they are the leader, but they need to listen and follow directions so they do not miss any important information. They need to do this so they can know how to instruct their team on what to do. Leaders are always looking and encouraging the team to give them feedback so they can work to better themselves. The reason why leaders like to listen to feedback is so they can know what they that would be considered their strong point so they can work from that and make it even better. On the same note they need to listen to the critiques on what they did that was a weak point about them so they know what things they should avoid. If someone is calling themselves a leader but they do not like to take the positive criticism, then they probably are not a real leader. Stud... ... middle of paper ... ...ne can look up to if they wish to become a leader themselves. These leaders can show them what they should do in order to become a good leader like them. Any ordinary person can set their mind to something and have courage and become the next leader to change the world. Works Cited Rich, Maeve. What Makes a Good Leader? 2010 28 May 2010 http://www.life123.com/parenting/young-children/good-leadership-skills/what-makes-a-good-leader.shtml What Makes a Good Leader? 10 Core Competencies of a Good Leadership from W8illiam S. Frank. 27 May 2010 http://www.bizzjournals.com/dencer/stories/2005/08/09/smallb3.htm?page=1 White, Barbara. Seven Qualities of a Good Leader. 1997. 27 May 2010 http://www.groco.com/readingroom/bus-goodleader.aspx 10 Qualities of a good Leader. January 15, 2008. 27 May 2010. http://penfieldrobotics.com/forum/index.php?topic=1750.0

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