I want to be remembered as a leader who genuinely cared about the members of his team just as much as he cared about achieving their common goal. The image above displays a leader who is not only guiding his team members to success, but supporting them and protecting their safety along the way.
Perception of Leadership
I perceive a leader as someone who is widely trusted by his peers to make good decisions with his team’s best interests at heart. The image above displays how facing such decisions requires analytical thinking and self confidence to be made quickly and effectively.
Where Leadership Occurs
Leadership by example can be exhibited in small ways in daily life, such as choosing not to join in rude or reckless behavior with one’s peers, thus encouraging other friends to do the same thing. Leadership can be seen simply in someone who maintains a positive outlook on life, encouraging others to do the same and view the world in a more positive light.
An Ideal Leader
Being the ideal leader requires an ability to see the big picture and understand how small pieces play into it. An ideal leader also possesses the communication skills to portray to his team members their role and his expectations of them so that all the pieces may fit together smoothly.
LeBron James inspires me in how he ignites a desire within his teammates to be better–not only urging them to strive for greatness, but helping to actually get them there and making his teammates better when he’s on the court. I respect his willingness and ability to take the blame for mistakes with composure and class as well as his intensely competitive spirit that allows him to settle for nothing less than greatness–I strive to be this kind of leader one day and to pursue greatness in whatever I do.
Good Team Member
A good team member must understand his role on the team and be willing to fulfill his duties for the betterment of the team, regardless of his personal feelings about the work. A good team member accepts his role and finds a way to shine in that role as best he can.