Leadership: Equality, Justice, Truth, and Freedom
In this paper the reader will read about leadership. The basis for this paper is from a quote by Clarence Walton, “Leadership, an ill-defined word, comes from understanding and respecting four crucial ideas: equality, justice, truth, and freedom,” (Hosmer, 2011). This paper will illustrate the importance of the four ideas to leadership.
Leadership is defined as “the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group,” (Dictionary.com, 2011). How does a person become a leader and what should that person’s values be to be a good leader? Clarence …show more content…
Telling just one lie is not possible and it makes people not trust a leader who have lied to them. A leader who wants to be a good leader or wants to gain the respect of others should always strive to tell the truth.
Freedom in Leadership
Freedom is defined as “the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint,” (Dictionary.com, 2011). In this country we have many freedoms granted to us. All of our freedoms are written in the constitution. If we did not have those freedoms the only people that held jobs would be white males. There have been leaders in the past that have helped to give all people the freedom to be able to have jobs. Harriet Tubman was leader in her time helping to free slaves, she believed in the freedom of others. After Harriet Tubman helped free slaves in the Underground Railroad she pursued women’s rights, (Women in History, 2011).
In this paper the effort was put into trying to show that great leaders will have certain qualities. There have been great leaders in the past that have helped to define what great leadership is. “Leadership, an ill-defined word, comes from understanding and respecting four crucial ideas: equality, justice, truth, and freedom,” (Hosmer, 2011) is the definition that we can use for leadership. If we look upon the great leaders of the past and the four crucial ideas stated in this paper then incorporate that into ourselves we to can become great leaders.