When you think of a leader, you usually think of someone who is in control, someone who is assertive, and someone that is above. However, that is only one part of leadership. My idea of a good leader is someone who brings out the best of everyone. Obviously, everyone has their own idea of the word “leader”, but it isn’t limited to one definition of power.
A leader can be soft-spoken, yet their actions speak more than words. A leader can be a listener, because they can help deal with conflicts and and include others’ ideas. A leader can be anyone, because there are people looking up to others that have an impact on them. However, there is one thing that I believe all leaders have: a voice that they want heard.
Power is another thing. I don’t associate having lots of power with being a leader. Someone can have little societal power, but give their all into the ideas they want heard. Someone can have a lot of societal power, and decide not to do a lot with it. To me, a powerful leader can be a social activist in your neighborhood. They can also be a social role model in media. You don’t have to have a large following to make a difference in this world. I think that especially in the kind of social world that we live in, good leaders are needed.