Qualities That Define a Good Leader


Powerful leadership moments

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany talks about how throughout the times we have seen leaders and presidents with great leadership moments, and she mentions Trump, Churchill, and George W. Bush.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper responds to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany saying that President Donald Trump’s photo-op in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church amid the George Floyd protests was akin to Winston Churchill touring the rubble of London during WWII.

Lesson plan

  1. Anderson Cooper does not agree with the Press Secretary in her comparison. Watch the video below and write a post on your blog where you compare Churchill and Trump. Look up other famous presidents and leaders in the world and describe what you think was their great leadership moment.
  2. What in your opinion are qualities that define a good leader? Mention some that qualify
  3. In many countries, the economy is taking a hit because of the Coronavirus. Write about leaders who have lifted their countries in times of crisis, and how they managed to do this.
  4. Roosevelt is known for his Fireside Chats. FDR broadcast the first of his 30 “fireside chats” on March 12, in 1933. These speeches, and his frank, down-to-earth manner, may have been the most effective tactic used to soothe the panicked public since the beginning of the Great Depression. Mention other presidents who are known for their speeches.

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