Leaders are very important to the world. If there were no leaders and we were all followers, who would lead us? Nothing would get accomplished.
Leaders should be intelligent and know how to deal with people. If they’re smart, they’ll know what to do. If they know how to deal with people, people will want to follow you. For example, take any President. They always come from great colleges, so they’re intelligent. Also, they have to be able to be liked for votes.
I believe leaders are made. When you’re growing up, you can either slack off or work hard. This will determine your intelligence. When you go to school, you can either be a leader of a follower. It’s not something that you’re born with. It’s something you develop.
Last year, I worked on a Social Studies project with some friends on my team. We were assigned roles. I was leader, one person was artist, another person was writer, and there were two helpers. My job was to make sure everyone worked efficiently and to put together the project. I was the leader.
Once, during a summer program, we played a cooperative game. Five teams had to race and put a puzzle together the quickest. There was someone on my team who was really good at puzzles, so we voted him as our leader. I was a follower.
Not everyone can be a leader. If someone has a bad temper, no one would want to work with them. If someone didn’t know what they were doing, no one would listen to them. Leaders have to be made.
I don’t think of myself as a great leader. A lot of the time, I get too nervous and rush things, and get things wrong. I’m not a terrible leader, but I could be better. My strongest ability as a leader is probably my knowledge. I get pretty good grades at school, so I tend to know some things other people don’t.
My overcompetitiveness is standing in the way of being a leader. Sometimes, I can get mad at people if they do things wrong. If I could overcome that part of my personality, I would be a better leader.
Do you consider yourself a leader?