Qualities Of Good Leaders Should Have Are Courage, Trustworthiness, And Wisdom

1058 Words Jan 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Qualities that good leaders should have are courage, trustworthiness, and wisdom. Odysseus in the Odyssey and Samuel, Saul, and David in the Books of Samuel, all display these characteristics. Most people think that a leader is supposed to be perfect and have no flaws but that is not true. Odysseus, Samuel, Saul and David all had their own faults while leading but they still managed to lead victoriously.

The first quality that a good leader should have is courage. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one or it is someone who has strength in the face of pain or grief. In the book The Odyssey, the main character Odysseus is faced with a lot of obstacles while trying to get back to his home in Ithaca. He had been held hostage on the Island of Calypso for 10 years after the Trojan War. Odysseus first showed courage when he and his men had been captured by the Cyclopes Polyphemos. Polyphemos had seen the men trying to sneak around his home and instead of running them off, he decided to keep them for his dinner. Odysseus and most of his crew were able to make their escape by intoxicating the monster and spearing his eye with a red-hot staff. Samuel, from the Book of 1 Samuel, was a prophet of the Lord and the leader of Israel. He ruled until he had become elderly, making the Israelites demand for a new king. This displeased Samuel so he turned to God and courageously told the people exactly what the Lord had said. He told the people that their next king will…

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