Leadership Lessons With Martin Luther King, Jr.


Leadership skills are one of the most meaningful traits that one can possess in life. As I reflect on the past Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday I am reminded of his leadership that effected a great number of people.  Martin Luther King, Jr. is noted as one of the most inspiring leaders not only of the Civil Rights Movement but also of the 1960s. With his profound speeches he also gave paradigms on leadership. Although some of his quotes on leadership are short in length, the message is quite immense. Here are some ways Martin Luther King, Jr. used leadership to influence in his speeches.

“We must use time creatively.” 

As a leader one must be able to know how to use time wisely in order to get the job done. When one takes the role of leader, time management is of the essence. In order to delegate and also complete tasks one must know how to mange time and make every day, hour, minute and second count. Most leaders have a great sense of time management; in order to reach the masses one must know how to allocate time for the needs of all. Everyone is given the same amount of time daily, what are you doing to manage your time to enhance your professional net worth and leadership skills?

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

Being a leader, one must understand that there will always be some type of adversity. When a leader tries to reach consensus throughout an organization without a plan it leads to failure. Everybody will not agree with your thoughts and actions it is how you react and delegate that effects the organization. In order to be an effective leader you must do research and mold the consensus to the desired results. How are you molding the consensus in your environment?

“I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”

Passion drives everyone to strive for higher heights. Passion also drives leaders to further educate themselves in a specific area. Effective leaders are passionate about anything that is important to their livelihood. If you’re passionate about something wouldn’t you want to know everything there is to know about it? With continuing education leaders are able to increase their knowledge and also influence others to educate themselves more. Leaders transfer their passion to those whom they lead in order to drive change for overall success. What are you passionate about? What steps are you taking to taking to demonstrate your passion for something?


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