Essay Leadership

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Leadership essay
Presented in Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Class
04-09 Cpl Course


Cpl Chim, Liny
16 January 2009

What is leadership?
“Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience,” says Kenneth Boulding. Leadership can be define as a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive. Leaders carry out this process by applying their leadership attributes, such as beliefs, values, ethics, character, knowledge, and
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You cannot expect someone to do the right thing if you yourself do not do the right thing. And last but not least the one thing you must also have in order to be a good leader is confidence. If you don’t have confidence in yourself your subordinates will not be convince to follow you. Two ways you can earn respect from you subordinates is verbal and nonverbal. I think talking to your subordinate is a good idea, but it is even better when you set the example as mentioned earlier. Like for instance, by you telling them that you would not ask them do anything you would not do yourself and working side by side with them will inspire your subordinates’ moral as you supervise them. At times, you have to be firm and fair because some people may take your kindness for weakness. So in order to prevent this you must tell your subordinates how to do the job, show them how, and manage them while helping them out with work.
In conclusion, I believe anyone can be a leader, even if the only person they’re leading is themselves. Leadership is all about making things happen, being a good listener, being unselfish, and being able to help someone else out. You cannot be a good leader if you only think about yourself. If you do your subordinates will only respect your authority but not you as an individual.
Boulding, K., in The Image: Knowledge in Life and Society
Retrieved 10 Jan. 2009

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