Hello everyone and happy Presidents’ Day!
“The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
It is easy to look at a leader and attribute his/her success to his/her own drive and personality. Although the individual is the focal point, the credit for his/her accomplishments also partially belongs to the members of his/her support group. Every leader surrounds himself/herself with people who can offer advice, emotional/financial/political support, etc.
Your writing prompt for the next two weeks is to select a job title for a leader and then create a supporting cast for him/her. Your leader can be a political figure, the head of a corporation, the principal of a school, a pastor, the head of a household, etc.
- Create between three and five supporting characters.
- Define each character’s role/relationship with the leader.
- Give each secondary character a minimum of one strength and one flaw.
- Create a backstory for how each character met your leader character and how each character came to earn his/her trust enough to become one of his/her main support personnel.
For my history lovers, you could alter this writing challenge by choosing a leader from history and researching his/her three to five closest advisers, family members, friends, etc.