Leadership Quality: Bearing

By: Sean Purcell

What does it mean to be bearing as a leader?

Bearing is the way you conduct and carry yourself. Your manner should reflect alertness, competence, confidence, and control. This includes dressing the part, acting like a leader, controling looks and jestures, speaking clearly and simply, and also keeping a steady hand with a calm voice. To develop bearing, you should hold yourself to the highest standards of personal conduct and never be content with meeting only the minimum requirements.

Presidential Speech

President Reagan: Speech on Airstrikes Against Libya, April 14, 1986
This speech given by Ronald Reagan demonstrates the earing quality he has as a leader. He speaks with confidence, controls his hands and gestures, and speaks clearly to let the people of the United States know what has gone on  in Libya.

Works Cited

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