Attitude In Leadership

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In the first chapter, the author argued that attitude was imperative in becoming a great leader as opposed to natural skill (Nath 17). The author supported his case by listing out prominent characteristics of an effective leader and determined whether it was skill or attitude that was responsible for that specific trait. The claim was further explained as the author shared the story of Pete: an individual who became a great leader as well as an extremely successful individual by changing his attitude towards school. The author also expands on the idea of taking different attitudes towards different goals in order to achieve the most optimal results.
In this section, the author stressed the importance of taking action. Through
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The author explains that people often associate themselves with individuals who are similar to them, and learn various habits and behaviours as a result. In turn, through day-to-day interactions individuals have the ability to influence others to their own tendencies and behaviours. As a result, the importance of re-assessing displayed behaviours is reviewed. The author concludes his points by ensuring that the reader deliberates how people influence them and how they may ensure that no negative influences or peer pressure sway their beliefs and/or …show more content…
This was delivered as Pete was constantly persistent in his academic endeavors despite the doubts he received. I find this message valuable as I often feel overwhelmed by obstacles thus, knowing that being resilient will bring me closer to my goal is reassuring.
Unhelpful Points:
• I believe the statement “skill without attitude is useless” (Nath 18) is not in its entirety truthful. I fundamentally disagree with this remark because though attitude plays a vital role in the execution of one’s skills and can even enhance them, it does not in any way invalidate it. Therefore, I find this statement unhelpful because it does not impart the truth and could lead to me building false pretenses around that ideology.
• The position of attitude helping anyone achieve their goal was heavily taken with Pete’s story. Though attitude is imperative it is not definitive in goal achievements throughout life. This stance neglects external factors such as familial circumstances that cannot be controlled and can even dictate the outcome of a goal much more than attitude. Thus, this was not very useful as it only imparted half the truth by taking a fairly unrealistic stance.

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