Leadership Skills Essay Example

“A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Said John C. Maxwell. What is a leader? A leader is someone who well...leads. The definition of leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization. A good leader has multiple skills that make them fit to be a leader. Leadership skills are an important thing and we all learn them, some leadership skills I have developed from my years of living life are honesty, a clear vision, and courage.

Honesty is a very important trait that all leaders should have. Leaders should have honesty because it builds trust, honest people are usually not deceptive, and it shows you are a good person/leader. I have shown honesty in multiple ways. One time I showed honesty was when I was late to practice, I told the coach the truth but it was hard because I was late. He was not mad at me and told me to get to practice and not let it happen again. Another time I showed honesty was in elementary school when the teacher asked if I knew the kid who was yelling in the hallway. The kid was a friend of mine so it was hard for me to tell the teacher that I did know who it was. I told the teacher who the kid yelling in the hallway was. This helped me build trust with the teacher and showed I was not a deceptive person who would lie for my friends. 

A final time I demonstrated honesty was when our teacher asked if our project was going to be on time and I had to tell him the truth and say I did not think so.