Josh Ogundimu English Paper

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Josh Ogundimu
Ms. Beach
World Literature
2 December 2014
Leadership Essay
I. Principle of Leader.
Ender is a natural born leader; he was the reason that all the buggers were defeated. One thing that really showed that he was that he was willing to sacrifice for the greater good, like when he had a choice to leave his family and go to battle school, he chose to leave and go to battle school and kill defeat the buggers. People are intimidated by him because he out shines everyone like Stilson and Bernard which shows that he is bright. Ender really had no skill when coming into the “game”, but after a few weeks of training with his toon leader they had potential of being the best in the “game”.
Ender shows compassion even for his enemies, on page 168 ender says, “In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.” That there shows that he even cares for his enemies. Ender uses his enemies weakness against them which makes him a good leader and fighter, for example on page 87 it says , “He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him.” Another Leader characteristic that is him is that he has good decision maker like when he had a choice to stay with valentine, the person he adores and is compassionate for, or go off to be a leader; for example on page 23 it says, “Valentine loves me. With all her heart. Completely, unstintingly, she's devoted to you, and you adore her. I told you it wouldn't be easy.”

II. Personal Statement of Leadership
In the Myers-Briggs personality survey I am the idealist. My strengths are; I am warmly concerned, loving, and I strive for a win-win situation. I think that fits me well and it benefits me as a leader because it shows compassion for my followers and help me gain followers. My weaknesses are tending to hold everything on my shoulders; I react to emotional to stressful situations, and need praise and positive affirmation. That means I may be rowdy to get people attention and that is not a good for a leader.

III. Personal Goals
1. My short term goal is to get better at dribbling in basketball so my coach can trust me with dribbling and I can get more minutes in a game. My deadline is before my basketball season is over. If I can accomplish this my intermediate and long term goal will be easier to reach.
2. My intermediate goal is to make the varsity team and start on the varsity team. My dead line is by the time I’m a junior. If I can accomplish this my long term goal will be much easier to be reached.
3. My long term goal is to make it to college and play NCAA. My dead line will be by the end of my senior year. If I can…