What truly makes a leader?

@totor_53 (223)
Philippines
February 20, 2012 8:23pm CST
We've just ended choosing our EXECOM's for our student body however a question still hunts me with regards to what truly makes a leader. According to one candidate in another party, experience is vital in becoming a leader while the other candidate believed that experience is not needed but only a true heart for service is what a leader needs. I have somewhat coincided with the idea of the second candidate however after the votes of the students, the first candidate was declared the next president. For you, what truly makes a leader?
2 responses
@olliekobra1 (1826)
14 Apr 12
To be a good leader you have to have many attributes firstly i think you have to be able to work under pressure This is vital as you will always get pressure so you need to be able to handle it. Secondly you need to be a good delegate, you need to be able to delegate the right tasks to the right person to be able to undertake a smooth operation. Another vital attribute for a leader is to be able to communicate and to listen, this is important for staff and customers.
@mensab (4207)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
i think there are many books on leadership. those books expound on the characteristics and qualities of a leader. for me, leadership is contextual and situational. a leader with an extensive experience and yet different from his/current context is rendered ordinary. a leader with all heart needs good advices and directions from others. but my leaning is for the good hearted leader.