Paper on Leadership Philosophy

            For animals it is instinctive, while for others it is taught.

             Whether it is a flock of birds following each other for .

             food, or a general motivating his troops into war, Leadership is the foundation for a .

             cohesive, and prosperous unit. In my opinion a leader demonstrates three very distinct .

             characteristics. A leader, successful or not, must commit to a life time of continuous self .

             improvement, ascertain a high level of communication, and exhibit some compassion and .

             understanding to his unit. .

             A leader must always try to improve, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. In .

             my opinion, a leader that is physically fit will find mission accomplishment easier to fulfill. .

             In baseball many games are lost by one or two runs. Many of the hitters just do not have the .

             strength to hit home runs. Obviously if those same hitters that hit routine fly balls, instead, .

             hit home runs, those games conceivably could of been won. This perfectly illustrates how .

             physical strength leads to a successful mission. In battle, an emotionally strong leader will .

             rarely find himself and his troops in death bags. For example, recently a navy soldier fell off .

             a ship into the water. Even though death seemed inevitable, the soldier managed to stay .

             alive due to his high emotional composure. With intellectual improvement, the leader will be .

             able to achieve tasks that he thought impossible and excel at those that were once effortless. .

             The main purpose of college is to educate students in specific areas. For me, building a chair .

             is hard enough, yet one day my task might be creating genetical clones. This will be .

             accomplished by learning and improving myself intellectually. With commitment to .

             improving, a leader, in my opinion, will only be able to grow stronger. This will earn him .

             respect form his unit, and ultimately lead to success in the future. .

             Whether communication is verbal or non verbal, in my opinion, it is an essential .

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