Being a leader isn’t easy. Someone is natural born leader, someone reveal leadership skills in his/hers hearth under specific situation and someone just wants to get on the top. There is so many leadership styles, from charismatic leader who inspires and motivates their teams, bureaucratic leaders that follow rules by no means and making their people to follow that style, to servant leaders with high integrity, friendly style, team morale boosters and leading teams regardless of their’s level. Some of criteria that makes leader are: empowering others, passion, overcoming obstacles, accomplishments, passion and much more. Don’t forget, the hardest person to lead is yourself.
From war zones, Olympic games, high school teams, wall street business, hospitals to galaxy fields, true leaders inspired their teams to beat the odds and make the victory. If we take a look at big screen, it’s not hard to make a list of dozens of leaders. Here is my list:
King Leonidas (300)
Whole movie is full of inspirational scenes and quotes. As a king, Leonidas has a powerful vision that Sparta will share no “Earth and Water”. He chooses 300 of his best soldiers to lead them into the battle. That shows his understanding of skills and abilities of each troop member. If you are skilled professional, it’s easy to lead by example. He risks his own life for the freedom of Sparta.His speech before battle will convince you why is this charismatic leader followed by his army
William Wallace (Brave Heart)
If you are looking for a motivational speech, search no further:
Mufasa (Lion King)
It’s important to have and show knowledge, but it’s more important that you show how much you care. Mufasa told his son, Simba, how important is to understand those who follows you:
Captain Miller (Saving Private Ryan)
Controlling emotions is one huge thing that leader must have. Miller showed that skill, especially when he hide himself to cry out some of situations led by decisions he makes.
Optimus Prime (Transformers, all movies)
His voice, his tone, his words are just perfect examples of leadership if you ask me. Prime would risk everything for the greater good. It’s important to him what others say. He stands by his decisions even though everyone is against it.
All of his skills, make his team willing to follow him even to his own death if it’s necessary.