An Effective Leader: 110 Stories to Encourage Your Soul

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Are you a leader?
Look behind and see if anyone is following.
He who this he is leading
and no one is following
is only taking a walk

-from Stories for the Heart: 110 Stories to Encourage Your Soul

Leaders are great role models in society. People strive to do and be their best when they are with a leader in their life. So whether its your soccer coach, mom, dad, or a well known celebrity, a good leader is someone who is effective. But what is an effective leader? In my opinion, an effective leader is someone who has a positive attitude, is inspiring, and is honest.

An effective leader needs to be a positive leader. A leader with a positive attitude is effective because they make a good atmosphere for others around them. I know that in dance, there is always that one person in your group that pumps everyone up. They always have a positive attitude, making others around them feel more positive and uplifted. They always tend to look on the bright side. Looking on the bright side is a very good thing that leaders with positive attitudes do. One time I was onstage doing a solo, and forgot everything and made up the whole dance. When I stepped off, I was very upset and negative towards myself, and my dancing. My mom told me how it still looked great, like I knew what I was doing. In the end, I got second place in my category. My mom showed that even though I blanked on stage, I still placed. She was looking on the bright side. Another reason that a positive leader is an effective leader, is because they have the ability to influence others thoughts and opinions. Everybody wants to be like them, meaning they influence others. My cousin is a great role model and leader to me, and I know that when I was younger I wanted to be like her so bad that everything she thought... I would think. Everything she said... I would say. A leader with a positive attitude makes a positive influence on others, leaving the people around them feeling inspired....
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