What Leadership Means to Me

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My idea of leadership is being able to inspire others, motivate, set a vision, communicate, respect others, and of course, lead by example. A leader must have an honest understanding of who they are, what they know, and what they are capable of. To be a successful leader, you have to be able to convince your followers, not just yourself or your superiors, that you are worthy of being followed. In my opinion, this can build confidence in their followers to have faith in you, in order to be able to lead. I strongly believe that good leaders are made rather, and not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders are developed through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and …show more content…

In order to achieve a goal, a leader must take charge. Leadership of a group can also mean a way of having a better strategic plan when overcoming an obstacle. A person can build strong character within themselves in showing leadership to others.

As a leader, I am passionate about what I do and am not afraid of showing it for the ones I work with. I believe a leader should always meet their targets and scheduled tasks, be engaged in their duties, be accurate in planning activities for their team, and be well prepared to deal with difficult situations. For example, if I happen to be leading PT one day, my goal would be to perform at my very best. By putting forth my best effort I will have shown to the soldiers around me how to be an effective leader.

Effective leaders naturally motivate people from their actions, which include showing respect, listening, reflecting, and negotiating through conflict. Leaders encourage and empower people to achieve success rather than place blame. Leaders have solid vision and unshakeable persistence in achieving a goal. A leader’s efforts are empowered by their ability to manage and organize. I believe it to be essential, as a leader, to inspire soldiers in order to motivate them to be great in all that they do, and to strive to want more for themselves. I truly believe that setting a good example and being a great leader is about inspiring others to be a leader as


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