Leadership

Revised Fall 2008 Joe Weidinger

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Leadership is way of teaching that impacts everyone’s life (#), successful execution requires knowledge (#), experience (#), and communication (#). It helps people to realize their individuality (#), and builds their confidence (#). It can be very pleasurable (#) to see the positive outcomes that result from this value.

In today’s world there is a huge need for successful leaders. Without a sense of direction in life, many believe there is no point in living. People sometimes expect others to take responsibility for leading; it is time for people to step up. Without leaders, this world would run itself into the ground

Leadership is a value that every person experiences, at different stages and intensities, in their lifetime. Starting with the parents of an individual, guidance is shown to children from a young age. Coaches, teachers and family settings all contribute to the learning of children and individuals. It is the leader’s duty to guide in the most ethical way, with the outcome of good and poor leadership affecting and shaping lives. No one is excluded from showing good leadership, there are always eyes on people. Not many actions go unnoticed, and it is therefore imperative that a person acts as a ethical citizen whenever possible.

Parenting is the most obvious form of leadership in the world. Failure to lead a child of your own in the right ethical direction can be classified as negligence. As a parent you have responsibility to teach your children the difference from right and wrong. Safe living practices should also be taught to the children to prevent harm. The saying, ‘like father, like son’ shows the importance of good parenting, and in turn good leadership by the parents.. The truth is that the impact of parenting is monumental, good and bad childhoods definitely impact lives.

The spots industry puts a lot of importance on the teaching, and following, of leadership. With the health of the USA rapidly decreasing, effective leaders are needed at the youth level to build strong values. The younger the individual is, the more likely they are to take your words literally. This exaggerates the point of leadership being an ethical duty. The health of the upcoming generation will be greatly improved by good leadership. The cost savings from the basic concept of teaching good nutrition and exercise can not be stressed enough.
Schools are also very keen on employing teachers who are good leaders as well as educated individuals. Just as the case with bad parenting, teaching also goes a long way to shaping a child’s life. Not only does this relate to the education of the child, although it is the most important aspect of a teachers life, but to the ethical values that are instilled into the students. Teachers in the elementary level actually spend more contact time with the child during the day than the parents do. This is a period where a lot of fundamentals are built; as such they should be correct.

Over the years there have been many examples of the consequences of poor or non-existent leadership. When Hitler was in charge of Germany, the terrible leadership and discriminatory views had a very negative impact on society. Devastation can be the result when the majority is following poor ethical values. Not only can poor leadership cause chaos, non-existent leadership can cause devastating effects; literally anarchy.1

Physical values are needed for leadership include good posture, strength, and good health. Leading people does not just include verbal guidance; acting and showing a good physical aspect of life in regard to health and actions is also considered leadership. Social skills are a must for leadership; confidence, knowledge, and communication are vital. Effective leaders should be accomplished in these areas as it is important that you get your messages across. Interpretations of ideas are very important and are helped by correct presentation through social skills. Emotions are often affected in the process of leadership; sometimes it is not always positive. A leader should always be aware of the emotional consequences inflicted on the people they lead.

Ensure that as an individual you lead with the best of your ability at all times. Also take the time and effort to try and involve other people in leadership, as this will help future generations and people get the most out of life.

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Leadership is not only down to the leader. The subject must also participate and show respect (#), a social skill. Without sufficient cooperation (#), the principle of leadership is lost and worthless. Leadership has various intensities and purposes depending upon the circumstances. However the basic physical, social, and emotional aspects stick to similar guidelines.

Leadership is such an important ethical value in today’s society; this can not be stressed enough. A leader must be an honest (#) and trustworthy (#) person. They must have a high level of integrity (#), be fair (#) and also unbiased (#) towards the people he or she leads. There is a certain level of bravery (#) involved in leadership; a leader must be able to stand up to the insults sent there way by others trying to degrade them. A leader cannot be a dumbass either, he/she must be intelligent (#). And above all a leader must be humble (#) because they are representing a group of people below them and it’s not about just what the leader wants, but what the people he/she is speaking up for want.

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