Steven George Gerrard is an English footballer who currently plays for Liverpool Football Club and the England National Team. He is the captain of Liverpool and the vice-captain for England. I think the traits of a good leader is that one must be inspirational. He must spur his players to do better, to aim higher. The leader, is a representation of any group, organisation or club. He is the face of the team. When people think about the team, he will be the first person that comes to mind for most people. So thus I think a leader should have discipline too. Setting a good example for other people to follow is an important thing, especially when you have a younger generation to look up to you and learn. The same thing can be applied to our school, with our juniors.
To handle things in a stressful situation is not easy. To be composed, to be relaxed. Back in 2005, in the UEFA Champions League final against AC Milan in Istanbul, Liverpool were 3-0 down at half time. Being the captain, Steven Gerrard had to do something. Even as a leader, there is no one man show, where everything can be handled by yourself. I think a leader has to inspire the people around him to do better, to fight till the very end. He scored the first goal for Liverpool to make it 3-1. Subsequently, it inspired his teammates, and they fought back to level the score 3-3, and went on to win the final in the following penalty shootout. They became the champions of Europe, for the fifth time in their history.
What I really think is that, at the end of the day, even if you are inspirational, you still must be able to show it to others how it's done. Being a leader, you must have the capabilities, the skills to do things. Being intelligent, humble, and willing to learn from other people who are better than you. If you cannot handle things, why should people follow you?