The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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According to a leader is “a person who rules, guides or inspires others”. Often a leader is more than that. Leaders care about the group as a whole not just their individual part. They see the big picture and help everyone else to see it too. They are the one the group looks up to and depends on. If the leader is lost almost always a new unlikely leader is bound to emerge. Leaders often do not know who they are until they are put in a position where they must lead for the success of the group. Leaders play a huge role in the book The Hobbit. Jack Welch summarizes the leader’s role in this book perfectly. Bilbo before he is a leader, Bilbo when he is a leader and Gandalf’s actions all relate to the quote Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.--Jack Welch Before Bilbo is a leader his success is all about him. How he can better his own personal well-being and improve himself. “Poor Bilbo couldn’t bear it any longer. At may not return he began to feel a shriek coming up inside and very soon it burst out like the whistle of an engine coming out of a tunnel” (pg.20). Bilbo did not think about the rest of the company when he was making this decision. He did not think that they really needed him and would not accept his role as leader as soon as he could have. “After hearing all this Bilbo ought to have done something at once. Either he should have gone back quietly and warned his
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