Being A Leader


We all have been at leader at sometime in our lives, whether you took charge or was forced into it, you know it’s tough. People berate you for the mistakes you make , they will either praise or curse you for the actions that you take, or honor you for the accomplishments that you create.

An leader that I personally praise is Theseus, the king of Athens. He was one of the most accomplished heros of ancient Greek mythology and a defender of citizens. He protected Oedipus and his daughters, helped Hercules when he needed it, and defeated the Minotaur. He defended Oedipus from Creon in Oedipus at Colonus because he was a citizen of Athens and an defender of the rights of people. He risked war with another city-state just for that.

Leaders must follow the people or the people won’t follow them. This is one of the most important traits of being an effective leader.  Knowing their struggles and getting their point of view helps you know what you need to do. Taking risks defines a leader. An great leader that took risks was Julius Caesar. He took the risk and conquered Rome and became its leader who has been written as a legend. Motivate the people around so they will do something you. Before becoming a leader, you must not tell someone how to do something but tell them to do it. Doing that will make them grow in the inside so they can become a leader them self. “He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.” —Solon




2 thoughts on “Being A Leader

  1. I really liked the quote: “Leaders must follow the people or the people won’t follow them.” It’s a great way to put it and I clear and to the point. Great job!! 🙂

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