Leadership Essay

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Leadership certainly isn’t gained by election or appointment. Having position, title, rank, or degrees doesn’t qualify anyone to lead other people. And the ability doesn’t come automatically from age or experience.” (Maxwell-Right, 7) The key to becoming a successful leader is not by focusing on making other people follow you, but by becoming a person that they desire to follow. “A leader is great not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others.” (Maxwell-21) Throughout this semester I have studied a various array of leaders and applied numerous leadership methodologies. When we started the class I began by discussing the leadership ability of my father and how I follow him based on the leader…show more content…
Because when you attain excellence, success just naturally follows.” (Krzyzewski, 220). One management theorist by the name of Peter Drucker stated, “Successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values.” (Anderson, 192) When studying Coach Krzyzewski I came across a quote and have not been able to get it out of my head. “As a Coach it is my job to inspire, to help guide, to help provide a group of 12 young men with a vision of what they are working towards.” (Krzyzewski, 36) Although there is no way to see the future completely, great leaders are those who have powerfully and permanently influenced their generation by being ‘seers’. Being a leader of vision includes foresight as well as insight (DePree, 113). Leadership Principle: Goals should be realistic, attainable, and shared among all members of the team. Oswald Sanders talks about how a pessimist sees a difficulty in every opportunity whereas the optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty (Sanders, 80). Leadership Principle: Never forget a defeat, defeat can be the key to victory. It is very important to look at the past, to observe situations where there are learning experiences, but a leader should not consider the past so sacred that they sacrifice the future for it. Leadership Principle: A Leader knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. “For a moment Liddell semed half
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