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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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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!