What Makes A Good Leader Essay

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Over the course of this semester we have explored several topics pertaining to leadership and what makes a good leader. We learned that leadership is not about seniority or what position or title that one has within a company or organization. A title does not make you a good leader. A good leader is a person who possesses the following qualities-ability to present a positive first impression, is a good listener, has the capacity to disagree in a positive way, and can bring people together to work towards a common goal. One quality that successful leaders possess is the talent to introduce themselves in a positive manner. When you are introduced to someone with a smile on their face, who shows interest in talking to you, it makes them seem …show more content…
Being able to start and maintain productive conversations is an important skill that everyone should learn. Having the skill to engage in a productive conversation will not only help you in campus clubs and organizations, but will be a valuable skill during internships and in all professional settings. Being able to make people feel comfortable and relaxed when talking to you is a skill that you need to develop if you want to be a successful leader. Good positive conversations help build and enhance both personal and professional relationships. During the college years you are given many opportunities to build friendships and other personal relationships, these relationships will eventually lead to networking opportunities in the future. Networking is an important skill for a leader to develop, this allows them to interact with people to again skills and knowledge that can be used for personal and career advancement. Being able to successfully network also helps develop interpersonal and communication skills which all good leaders …show more content…
Recognizing the strengths and abilities of others allows you to build strong and lasting relationships. Make sure that when you compliment someone you use sincere and genuine words and expressions. It is important to give positive feedback to reinforce the good relationships in your life. Sincere compliments are one way to put the people you interact with at ease and open them up to further conversation. It is also important that these compliments are genuine and just meaningless words meant to impress the person. People will be able to tell if you are not truly sincere and are just trying to impress them or get something from

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