A Trait in Great Leaders
Winston Churchill lead his county in their darkest hour. In World War two the Nazis seemed to have the upper hand at first. But through Churchill speeches, he gave Britten the confidence they needed to continue the war. Because he was confident that we would win World War Two, he gave his soldiers, and civilians the strength they needed.
"Churchill met this test of inspiration on many different levels. Beyond his speeches, there was perseverance: his beaming smile and bulldog glare, his defiance, and of course, his physical and mental energy. Churchill’s spirit was seldom crushed. The morning after the first blitz, Churchill drove to ground zero: London’s East End and the docks. That first blitz set the tone for dozens more. Churchill brought his V for victory sign, his cane, his tears, his words of strength. Leaders go straight to the front line, and Churchill often arrived while the ruins were still smoldering. When he called out to the crowd, asking if they were disheartened, they cried back, “No!” Churchill had come to feel the nation’s pain, to give the people resolve they would need to face the months and years ahead.”-Celia Sandys (Churchill’s granddaughter)