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True Leaders Essay

Essay on Traits of a True Leader

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Introduction

A true leader not only demands respect, but has the necessary leadership traits to command it. Negative qualities, such as harshness and verbal abusiveness may exact compliance from members of the group, but it will be most likely out of fear, rather than dedication to the cause, or project, at hand. An employee may be left to think that if he didn't need this job to pay his rent, he would terminate his association with that employer immediately. On a certain dance reality show, the proprietor, who is known for being mean, may have the right to rule her studio with a rod of iron, but the important question to explore is if she will have a studio ten years from now if she continues to run her site in that manner,even…show more content…

She first has to truly believe that it's the best fundraiser for the group, and that she is capable of making it happen. She must have the facts and figures to prove that it can be successful, and that the site manager will agree to it.

Additionally, she must speak of the project with a certain amount of passion. She must be able to convincingly remind all of the members of the group--including the board--of the members of the community who are ultimately being helped by this fundraiser, and why it would be to their advantage to help them. She must be able to inspire everyone to become excited about the project, that she has thought the entire project through, and that it is feasible.

Integrity

A true leader must possess integrity. A person who truly understands the principle of integrity knows that he communicates to his group not only by what he tells his subordinates to do or not to do, but also by what he does or refrains from doing himself, according to what is right or wrong. For example, it is not enough for a manager to fire an employee--or threaten to do so--for using the Internet to access inappropriate web content during work time. He must perpetuate a steady track record of wise, appropriate Internet usage himself. For if he lets an employee go for accessing social networks, or pornography, on the Web, the message he's attempting to send by terminating the worker fails if it is found out that he's been doing the exact same

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Essay on Martin Luther King: A True Leader

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Martin Luther Kind: A True Leader Do you think Martin Luther King deserves his reputation for being a great leader of the Civil Rights movement? What were his strengths and weakness? Overall, what is your verdict?

Dr. Martin Luther King’s actions during the Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s demonstrated that, in the eyes of many, he was one of the greatest leaders of all time. His tactics of peaceful protest won him much praise and when he was killed in 1968, the non-violent protests faded out and…show more content…

It was not King but other local figures, for instance, who planned the famous Montgomery bus boycott of 1955. The first student sit-ins of the 1960s also denied that they were under King’s influence. It was the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), rather than King’s organisation that launched the freedom rides and the SNCC that ensured their success. However, King can take credit for the success of the marches on Birmingham and Selma as the organization and manner (which influenced the Kennedy brothers) in which they were carried out were completely down to him. His speeches (most notably “I have a dream” and “Mountain top”) influenced both races in their thousands in their view of racial equality. Certainly, it would be a big overstatement to claim that Martin Luther King single-handedly won blacks civil rights. However, one cannot totally ignore his input in this field by any means. It would certainly be fair to say that, without King, the Civil rights act would, at least been delayed considerably in its passing.

King’s personal key to a successful protest was keeping it peaceful and non-violent. This had mixed success and brought King under a lot of criticism, some claiming that he was an “uncle tom” that sucked up to whites. Privately, King’s own supporters knew that non-violence was not an outlook

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