Jul 5th 2012

How to write essays on leadership

Considering the changes taking place in global economy, it's obvious to find many college students react to the situation and try to become their own leaders. Today, there are little chances of you getting a job soon after you leave your college; therefore, colleges and universities are trying to prepare their students for this change.

It is mainly due to these things that you will find yourself in a situation where you will be asked to write an essay about leadership. If you think it's hard, here are a few tips to help you get started.

  • 1. You will find it easier to write a leadership essay if you start by explaining what a leader is. You can do it differently, but a leader will always be a director, a path builder and a visionary. Therefore, the start of your essay should always share your thoughts and ideas about being a leader.

  • 2. Once you have explained and clarified your opinion, the next thing you should do is create an outline to explain the role of a reader. You can support a different stance here considering the roles of a leader. For instance, a leader is an individual who motivates and inspires others to work hard. Alternatively, a leader is an individual who sets an example for others and requires little supervision from others.

  • 3. Once you have created the beginning, you should now consider talking about the qualities that you think a leader should have. For instance, you can say that a great leader will be honest, driven, confident and knowledgeable.

Once you have talked about these points, the next section of your essay should cover an actual personality - a leader in the real world. For instance, you can talk about Steven Jobs as he fits the bill perfectly - or at least, he had all qualities you think a leader should have. He was honest, a determined visionary and above all he was a self-starter. It's due to his perseverance, determination and passion that APPLE has now become of the most popular brands in the world.

You need to remember all these steps and points while writing leadership essays. But do keep in mind that you cannot afford to give your personal opinion without backing them up using credible sources such as books, journal articles, and reputable magazines. So, try to personalize your essay but at the same time endeavor to give it some credibility using proper resources.

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