The Defining Characteristics Of Leadership

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The Defining Characteristics of Leadership Leadership arises in different situations with all being a variety of characteristics and traits. While there are a variety of connotations and denotations of the word leadership, one can say that an effective leader doesn’t necessarily need to have all the traits that a great leader needs to have, but only possessing the traits of being able to direct individuals into the correct path, being ethical and having high moral values, and being loyal. Through the usage of positive words and having an optimistic mindset, both McVay and Atticus Finch effectively portrays one of the beneficial trait of an effective and good leader, which is leading people to the right path. When Scout confronted Cicil…show more content…
Keep heart’” (Stanton 154). Captain McVay is one of the many people in the book called In Harm’s Way that actively portrays leadership. In this specific scenario, McVay tried to maintain and improve the hopes of the group of people that he was leading thus revealing that idea of leading people to the right path due to the fact that he was trying to keep their hopes up even though that they have a low probability of being rescued due to the neglected messages about the sinking of the U.S.S Indianapolis. Both Captain McVay and Atticus Finch greatly develop the idea of leading individuals into the correct path by their usage of positive words and through the course of their actions and it is this reason that both McVay and Atticus Finch help impact the point of view of many people that surrounded them throughout the course of their life. In the play Julius Caesar and in the book called Night both Brutus and Elie Wiesel effectively interpret one of the many beneficial traits towards being a good leader, which is being ethical and having high moral values. This is actively portrayed by their actions and the usage of deep and profound words. During the course of planning the killing of Julius Caesar, Cassius spoke about his true motives, which is the downfall of not just Caesar but Anthony as well. When Brutus heard his desires, Brutus uttered, “‘Let us be sacrificers but not butchers, Caius’”
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