Posts tagged Leaders
Dale takes control of lots of situations, like when there’s a “dilema” going on with some campers, and he’s also my village directer, so he has to makes all of the ideas that we do! When I say he’s independent, I mean he’s VERY independent! He really doesn’t care what people think about him, which is why people always like to be around him. I think that’s not a nessisary attribute that a leader needs, but it definitely contributes! …Do you know when someone just brings out that vibe of leadership? Well that’s exactly what Dale has! Well, I guess he brings in that kind of vibe because he knows what he’s doing around the camp! For instance, if their was a new kid at camp, they would sometimes follow Dale if they didn’t know what they were doing! Dale’s one of my favorite counselors and I think he’s a great leader, and does a great job at doing what he does! If you had the chance to meet him you definitely wouldn’t regret it!
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“Do leaders make great history? Or does history make great leaders?”
There have been many leaders that were apart of history, but the real question is how they exactly became leaders. That is what that quote up there means!
I personally think that great leaders make history. I believe this because in order to be a leader you would obviously need confidence or bravery, and whether you can make history depends on that level of confidence and bravery! Anyone can be a great leader, whether its leading a conversation, or just having people follow you! It’s that simple! But can they lead people in for instance, war. War is no doubt apart of history! The people who join it are very brave! You can’t just take a random leader from say one of the “clicks” in school, and tell them to lead the people of the army into war! Like I said before, it depends on their level of confidence and bravery. A great leader who made history was Martin Luther King Jr. He had the confidence in himself to say what he thought, and the bravery to say it in front of all of the people! He was obviously a destined leader before that happend since he planned the whole thing out. People only started following him after they heard what he had to say! Anyone can do this! All it takes it some…confidence and bravery!
I’m not saying that I do not believe that history makes leaders though! The two subjects are very pertinent, and it was hard to decide which one to believe in the most, because they both make sense! Each one can happen at anytime. I just think that great leaders make history more often then history makes great leaders.
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What makes a leader, a leader? What makes them so special, and why does everyone follow them? To me a leader is just a regular person, they do not have to be wise, but one thing that a leader must have is bravery. A leader shouldn’t care what others think of them, they should just “go with the flow” not let anyone bother them. Confidence, and bravery are definitatly a “must have” in order to be a leader. I think that this is simply why people follow leaders. They see someone do something that they would never think to do, and then they automatically admire that person a little. I think that leaders can be made or born! If you give someone the confidence one needs to lead, then they absolutely can! It just takes a bit of courage, confidence, and bravery. Some people are just born like this-and good for them; but I think it better when someone comes out of their shell, and starts to lead! Now, I wouldn’t call myself a “true” leader, but there come my times where I lead and others follow, and then there are also times where I follow and others lead. Every summer I go to a camp named Mountain Mist. We do a lot of cooperative activities that take a lot of thinking. One day we were doing one of those activities and I took a stand and came up with a solution to the problem we had to solve. Automatically people started referring back to me on what to do, and when to do it, this made me the leader! I felt proud and more confident knowing that I had made myself useful, and known! There are a lot of times that I follow someone, and I can’t really name a specific time I was a follower; but I happen to follow other people a lot when I don’t know what I’m doing, or don’t know where I’m going. I use them as a guide. I don’t consider myself a leader, but I also don’t consider myself as a follower because I am on and off with both roles. I think that part of the reason I’m not a “full-time” leader is because I get a little self-consious when it comes to big crowds, or people I don’t know. I think the only way to overcome that is to do the opposite of what I’m usually like! To be a leader you must face your fears, and think about today not tomarrow!