For animals it is instinctive, while for others it is taught. Perhaps some do .
not even realize they are doing it. 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 .