Think of something in life that is awful that is happening in our world that you want to see go away, such as cancer. Now think of the government telling our country we couldn’t search for the cure for cancer because it was now illegal. You’d be pretty livid right? I mean its cancer; no one wants cancer to exist. Would you try to fight for the right for people to search for the cure? Would you step in as a leader to fight for that cause, no matter the consequences? What qualities would you need to lead? What is the one you need the most? I think the most important quality in a leader is to be inspiring. You have to motivate others to take action with you. Being inspiring is important because without being inspirational, you won’t have followers to support you, you can’t get your point across effectively, and you won’t be memorable.
I am inspirational to others when I write. I try to be motivational and try to help people make a difference even though they are just one person. My goal is when someone reads my writing, they want to go out and make a difference somewhere, somehow, no matter how big or small the issue is. Writing is one of my great tools I use to get people to inspire and open the eyes of my peers.
Nelson Mandela was so inspirational to people about getting rid of apartheid. From his speeches to his saintly personality, Mandela had many followers. One situation he portrayed his inspirational beliefs was when he had to create a secret army to fight against apartheid when his original group, African National Congress, was banned by the government because they were blamed for the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960. Mandela’s secret army was called Umkhonto we Sizwe or 'Spear of the Nation'. Many black and white people who were apart of this secret army spoke out against the division between black people and white people. Mandela, being a highly wanted man, was forced to travel and speak in disguises. He traveled to other countries to seek help and support for his cause. His teachings inspired many people to stop and think about how corrupt and unethical the government of South Africa was. His words changed the hearts of many and they joined the perpetual fight against apartheid. I couldn’t imagine the amount of courage needed to even just be a part of the fight, let alone leading it.
Another way Nelson Mandela fits my most important quality in a leader is when he refused being released from prison early because it went against what he believed in. They offered him perfectly good freedom as long as he agreed to take everything back and believe in what they did. A simple...