ĐỀ THI NGÀY 20/7/2017
Some people could be naturally good leaders. Others believe that people can learn leadership skills.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
|Band 8 Sample
Some people think that great leaders are born and not made. Others, however, feel that leadership skills are developed over time through training, experience and mentoring. In my opinion, good leadership is a combination of both natural abilities and persistent practice.
Those who feel that leadership is a characteristic that some people are born with might argue that good leaders possess optimism and energy that will encourage others to work together effectively. In fact, some studies have shown that these characteristics are genetic, as are certain individual talents that one may be blessed with at birth. Furthermore, people such as Barack Obama, have a certain charisma that allows them to inspire passion and energy in others, and this particular trait is also believed to be innate.
Nevertheless, many people consider leadership a skill that can be learnt. There are other elements that make someone a great leader, such as discipline and resourcefulness, which can definitely be developed through ones childhood/up-bringing. Furthermore, the credibility of a true leader is built on his self-confidence and mastery of his area of expertise which only emerge after a great deal of time and experience. Without these qualities, a leader’s capability may be questioned, and as a result, people are unlikely to heed the leader’s direction.
Personally, I think the skills and attributes of a good leader are both genetic and enhanced through training, experience and a lot of persistent hard work. There are many people born without natural leadership skills that can still become good leaders in the future.
- A combination of both natural abilities and persistent practice: Sự kết hợp giữa khả năng tự nhiên và sự luyện tập không ngừng nghỉ
- Optimism and energy: Sự lạc quan và năng lượng
- To have certain charisma: Có sức hút nhất định
- To inspire passion and energy in others: Truyền lại niềm đam mê và năng lượng cho người khác
- To heed the leader’s direction: Nghe theo sự chỉ dẫn của người lãnh đạo