Leadership Is An Essential Part Of Society Essay

1226 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
Leadership is an essential part of society regardless of the path of life an individual leads. Leadership is a unique character trait because it is rare to witness a natural born leader. Leadership is the ability to successfully direct other individuals and accomplish a task. Throughout history, leadership is the trait that can propel a society to be successful, or it can lead to a catastrophic failure. Specifically, leadership impacted the lives of citizens in Greece, China, and Israel. Ancient Greece is well-known for epic battles and the bravery of the soldiers and leaders. For example, Sparta boasted that they had extremely skilled warriors. Spartans sought for a king that would encourage the men and women to be the best at what they do. King Leonidas prided himself when he talked to the Persian messengers and informed them that Spartan women were stronger and more dangerous than male soldiers of some countries. In addition to pride, initiative is a key aspect of leadership; it allows leaders to instruct their followers to do something that other people are afraid of doing or are unwilling to risk anything. King Leonidas took it upon himself to fight the Persian Army with only his 300 Spartan warriors and a few other Greek clans that joined him. The vast majority of Greece quivered in fear of King Xerxes instead of standing up for themselves. King Leonidas’ bold stance against King Xerxes led to Leonidas’ death, but Greece did not fall to Persia. During the Battle of…

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