The Failure Of Leadership In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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In many William Shakespeare written plays, Shakespeare allows us to experience tragedy, love and war. There are many plays that identify villians and heroes. The identity of a war hero in the play of Macbeth, gives representation to a category of special leaders. These heroes have attributes that relate to their heroism such as bravery, courage, adversity and strength. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare gives the audience exactly that kind of leader. As we start Act 1 of the play we find a Scottish nobleman and general has been in battle and the defeat of a rebellion has been the outcome. We find that Macbeth has slayed one of the rebels and mounted his head on a pike. Macbeth is a man of good standing and his morals are without question. …show more content…
At some point in everyone’s career, the feeling of being overwhelmed will become relevant (BUNTING, 2016). William Shakespeare uses the play of Macbeth to show how leadership can fall. I believe he is displaying the failure of leadership by helping the audience relate their own personal life to the play. He wants the audience to be familiar with failure and to understand that it will happen sooner or later. The current leadership we see everyday we live tends to be indirect leadership. We are all people of an industry, the individuals that lead our industries will fail sooner or later, but the failure is not what defines our character, our character is defined by adjusting for past and present leadership methods. A plan must be developed to include adjustment for failure, this plan must outline the importance of what failure means within your industry of choice. Macbeth was overwhelmed and accounted for his failure, he set his goal to high to obtain. If one has a plan, then the path to becoming a strong capable leader becomes a bit …show more content…
The understanding and comprehension of what type of leader you want to be depends solely upon how you influence the people around your leadership. Understanding your team’s weaknesses and strengths, then using those weaknesses and strengths to the best of your team’s ability. Evolution of your leadership methods must continue and never become stagnant, recognition of all the people evolving in your team must be accounted for (Murty, 2014). Delegation and working together must be utilized in a proficient manner. In the play Macbeth a statement is made about him, “For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name—Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution, Like valor’s minion carved out his passage. Till he faced the slave; Which nev’r shook hands, or bade farewell to him, Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’ chops, And fixed his head upon our battlements.” (Shakespeare, n.d. Act 1, Scene 2, lines 16–23). False accusations will lead to individuals either standing firm with your leadership or abandoning all hope. These type of individuals that gain valuable respect by either standing with you leadership methods or suggesting a new leadership style will help your leadership evolve and grow into something more. Although if you have people around you that lose all hope in your methods and never try to learn valuable

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