To be a Leader

By: Lyndie Phillips

What is a Leader?

A leader is someone who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. Being a leader takes a lot of responsibility and hard work. It also takes a lot of time and sometimes money to become a true leader.

Characteristics of a Leader

  1. Misson: they must know what their mission is and why it exists.
  2. Vision: they must be able to see what is beyond right in front of them. Encourage other people to see it too.
  3. Goal: they must be able to set reasonable goals and carry them out.
  4. Responsibility: they must be able to take charge for anything that happens through the organization with poseur.
  5. Communication: they must be able to communicate with all people because bad communications results in bad outcomes. Sets the bar for future projects.

Leaders Today

Jeffry Sachs is a leader today because he is trying to make a difference in the world. He has set his goals and is finding out new ways to achieve them. He is an ecologist who is looking for real-world ways to beat global poverty. He is a professor of economics who studied at Harvard, which shows how he has set high goals for himself.