Laura Secord

A Canadian Leader By: Nelani Krishnakumar

Who is Laura Secord? Why is she important to Canadian history?

Laura Ingersoll Secord was 5"4 with soft brown eyes and a fair complexion. She was born on September 13, 1775 and died on October 17, 1868. Secord was a Canadian hero that saved Britain during the war in 1812. She was known for walking 20 miles at the age of 37 after overhearing about an American attack on Britain to relay the information to Britain. There is not a clear explanation of how she heard about the plans of attack since she told different people different stories. A story of how she heard the news when she housed lost american soldiers. She provided hospitality to the soldiers even though they were the enemy . In the end, she was successfully able to warn the British government of the attack and was recognized throughout history for her outstanding contribution to the war.

Nelson Mandela's 8 Lessons Of Leadership

  1. Courage is not the absence of fear- It's inspiring others to move beyond it
  2. Lead from the front- But don't leave your base behind
  3. Lead from the back - and let others believe they are in front
  4. Know your enemy- and learn about his favourite sport
  5. Keep your friends close- and your rivals even closer
  6. Appearances matter- and remember to smile
  7. Nothing is black or white
  8. Quitting is leading too

3 Lessons of Leadership Demonstrated by Laura Secord

  1. Keep your friends close- and your rivals even closer.
    Laura Secord knew who her rivals were for her to overhear on their conversation. She kept her rivals close rather than far to use them to her advantage. She also still kept her friends close as she had someone to relay the information gained from her rivals to save her country
  2. Appearances matter - and remember to smile
    Secord housed several American soldiers that had lost their way. She showed no signs of fear or burden but rather showed compassion and kindness. This resulted with Laura Secord overhearing the plans of attack on Britain and therefore led her to the 20 mile walk to warn the British government.
  3. Lead from the back - and let others believe they are in front
    Laura Secord was the one who gave the British government the information on the attack that would be made by America yet she was not mentioned in any official reports. Secord did not demand any recognition but rather let others take take credit for her work. She led from the back and let others believe they were at the front by letting them take credit for her contributions.

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