Human nature tends to mistake kindness and goodness for weakness. A lovable leader may show emotions more easily, therefore they may be more predictable to their people and their enemies. Studies show that exhibiting firmness in one’s approach can actually help a leader stay in control. It is very important for a leader to be given respect from his followers. If the respect is not shown they will be punished and taught to respect their leader. Strong leaders tend to have dealt with many issues and may be more experience and can draw on that experience to command respect. It is very difficult to achieve, but it is much safer to be feared than to be loved. When leaders are balanced they are more effective. Extremes do not lead to effective leadership. It is important to balance fear and respect. To be a leader is a huge challenge of character, if the people under the rule of leader dont show respect, then a leader will have to prove whether or not they are worthy of the respect of the country’s people and if a leader cannot prove they are worthy of a country’s respect then the country they rule will be overrun by the citizens and loose the power they have gained. If the people of a country do not fear their leader that can put all the people of the country can be endangered by other countries that do not respect a soft leader. Being a leader takes courage, discipline, and determination. The discipline and determination of a leader is what makes him strong, feared, and in power for years to come. Keeping a entire country happy is impossible but keeping a entire country safe is a must for any leader, and a leader that can strike fear into the people of a country, and a leader that can strike fear into all foreign leaders around the entire globe is a safe and respectable leader. While a feared leader can bring great success it also comes with many challenges. The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It is about keeping the people of the country people focused on a goal and motivate to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. Commanding leaders find they stay in control more forcefully if they delegate authority to the people around him whom they have trained. These people also spread fear and demand submission. This allows the forceful leader to accomplish their goals. History has proven that a feared leader always have the respect and loyalty of everyone of their followers. Feared leaders are more successful than those loved and admired those leaders find that people are more loyal out of fear. Also, the feared leader does not have to constantly have to watch their back. Being a loved leader may have its benefits and glory, but being a strong, feared, and respected leader is what it takes to keep the power in the hand of 1 leader.