Bearing As A Leader
Marine Corps Leadership Video
This video demonstrates how a good leader has a clear bearing. They are straightforward with their directions and act in a way in which their followers easily understand what they are supposed to do. Demonstrating and carrying themselves in a calm manner is important because it shows their followers they are in control and are serious about their role as the leader.
The Importance In Every Day Life
So who would you want to lead?
The obvious answer is Jack. His bearing shows he is ready to be the leader and will take his role seriously to help everyone and himself earn a good grade. When being a leader, it is crucial you show your followers you are excited and serious about your goals, through your body language.
Some of the most bearing leaders:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He always spoke with a firm tone, demanding respect and change. As he gave speeches, he stood upright with his shoulders back, showing he was fearless and ready to pursue his goal. MLK was never shy about saying what he wanted, and was always straightforward with what needed to be done as a country.
One of the most notorious leaders, Adolf Hitler, grew a huge following from his strong leadership tactics. One of the most significant was his determined bearing. Hitler had a strong presentation, spoke loudly, stood tall and ordered and demanded his soldiers to obey. He never "beat around the bush", even if the punishment was cruel, Hitler was sure to let all the people know what was at risk.
Genghis Khan created a powerful Asian empire, the Mogul Empire, by destroying many tribes and villages along the way. Khan was known for his often very cruel tactics. Khan would signal with large drums to inform his soldiers to charge forward, and flag signals for other orders. By using these clear actions, Khan's followers were able to understand and do as they were told, which lead them to great victories.