Aung San Suu Kyi

Chair, National League for Democracy

Why she's a good leader by Amber Curtis

Born in 1945 she had a pretty peaceful life. The only major bad thing that happened to Aung San Suu Kyi in that time was her father being assassinated when she was 2.


Aung San Suu Kyi fights with her words for equality and democracy. She leads a non-violent movement against the Burmese people's military repression. In fact she won the Nobel Peace Prize for her peacefully movements.


She is determined. For nearly two decades she was under house arrest and still she believes in fighting for her cause. She is willing to make personal sacrifices to fight for what she believes in. She gave up a free life with her family in Britian to protest military rule in Burma. She is eloquent. To stand up to the repression peacefully she uses her words to speak out against it. Lastly she is courageous in her ability to take a stand for what she believes in.


Because Aung San has those traits she is able to convince people to follow her lead. She is able to get help from them in her fight for equality and a democracy. She was put under house arrest because of her eloquent. Also, being eloquent is her most helpful trait because of how she goes about her battle. Her determination show people that she is sure that what they are fighting for is right. As does her courage and willingness to make personal sacrifices.


Aung San Suu Kyi and I share determination. We both feel that when we want somthing nothing and no one can stand in our way. I am not very eloquent and that is a trait a good leader needs. I feel that she should be followed because she wants people to be treated equally and that the people should be able to rule their own government. That seems like a fair request and a logical want.


One does not need all leadership traits to be effective. Say if a leader is disorganized or has less compassion than people think that they should that does not make them ineffective. So a effective leader just needs most all leadership traits not all.

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