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The Leadership of Forest Gump Throughout the movie Forest Gump the character Forest Gump demonstrates many of the necessary qualities of a successful leader As he grows from a boy to a man his home life aids in the development of his leadership characteristics The most influential being in his life was his mother who taught him lessons about how to be a great person These lessons are the basis of his success in both his leadership in the military and his life Forest had a very rough childhood He was born crippled and was harassed because of it in school This gave him a motive to do the impossible break through his braces and not just walk without them but also run Forest broke through his braces and ran as fast as he could to escape being hurt by bullies Forest the once crippled boy was outrunning these tough bullies In my opinion this boosted Forests confidence and let him believe in himself This was the beginning of Forests leadership abilities because one cannot have confidence in people they lead if the cannot have confidence in themselves When Forest joined the military he was told what to do Without fail he promptly followed out his orders However Forest wasnt the smartest man and he often would wind up doing his platoons dirty work He would be asked to check holes for mines and other dangerous duties like that He would not know that he was doing anything dangerous because he felt as if his leader Lieutenant Dan would never put him in a dangerous situation intentionally This came in handy for Forest when he was put in a dangerous situation unintentionally When attacked Forest was the only one unable to outrun the bombs and such that were injuring his peers When Forest realized that people were hurt without hesitation he ran back to save them This can be attributed to the
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