What Makes Up A Leader?

1653 Words May 6th, 2016 7 Pages
What makes up a leader? Leadership is a common and a simple word but rather very difficult word to define. Leadership can be defined in different ways: it is an act of influencing activities of an organized group in its quest to set goals and also to achieve certain goals. He also defined leadership to mean the influence that somebody exercises in a situation by means of communication in order to attain a specified goal. However in order to be a leader you require a variety of qualities. A good leader is one who doesn’t know everything: trying to imagine that effective leadership is related to knowing everything is one of the most dangerous misconceptions in the field of leadership. So as much as the final decision and responsibility lies with one individual, it is important for him/her to gather other people’s opinions or views and respects them before making a final decision on an issue. All these traits can describe great but lying leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. These leaders have many differences when it comes to political ideologies, how they treat their citizens, and their goals as a leader, but also share some similarities. Mussolini and Hitler shared many differences. According to Thomas Hobbes in World History: The Modern Era, he states that Mussolini served as a model for ambitious strongmen elsewhere in Europe. Balbo rallied behind this fiercely nationalist leader, because he felt “betrayed the hopes of soldiers, reducing Italy to a shameful peace.”…

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