The Art Of Leading
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A leader is a very broad term, it can be someone who inspires, who makes the big decisions or someone who comes up with a different idea to make his team better than they were before. A leader must be someone who shares the load rather than someone who burdens his team, that is the primary attribute required to be in the team in the first place.

When you look at the great leaders of the past, they seem to share the same will to lead, that quality comes almost as an inborn talent. Some are thrust in their role while others have been nurturing their abilities to stand up and be counted.

Leadership is a very inexact science, even the most prudent people can get it wrong. Most people often look at people in sports for examples of leaders. The likes of Waugh and Ponting were the standout captains of the past decade. While someone like Sir Alex Ferguson has re-written history and is widely considered as the best ever manager to strut the touchline in club football. These are examples of some toughest men we have seen in sports. Ponting and Waugh were the pair who led the Australian cricket team to three consecutive world cup triumphs, and won a lot more on the international stage, they even managed to garner a lot of hate from opposition players and support alike for their gung-ho attitude. They had a team around them who were probably equally hungry for success, mcgrath and warne were bowlers who were feared by most batting lineups. Ponting and Waugh were equally apt batsmen and are rightly considered the greats of modern game. what stood out was their aggression and their ability to make the opposition fear them.

Alexander Chapman Ferguson was not too much different from the above mentioned fiery Australians, but he was a altogether different beast entirely. If you follow club football or any kind of international football then you've surely heard of him and his famous teams. He wasn't much of a leader, rather a ruler, and rule he did. He created teams which were the awe of most of europe, he coached players who went on to become legends, who were responsible for creating magic on the pitch, and he was the one who watched over them while they did it. overall he can be summed up as someone who understood what he had to do and did it with sheer will power.

The two examples i've taken were quiet similar, next time maybe i'll look for some who were more passive. This was my first article on here, so i could use any feedback.


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