A Long Walk To Water

In my class, we are reading a book called A Long Walk To Water. Leadership is very important in this book. I think to have good effective leadership you have to have a certain skill set and things to make you stand out. In the book we are reading, the main character’s uncle has that certain skill-set and things to make him stand out. One of the skills he has is  he knows how to divide things between people and not be greedy. This is very useful because if your greedy that then you’ll hog everything and no one will respect you. Another skill leaders need to have is a way to boost and encourage their teammates are people who they are leading. In this book the leader encourages the protagonist because they have to walk a lot so he breaks it up things a little steps by saying things like oh walk to that tree then after that he says oh you have to walk to that bush and eventually they made it very far, which shows that he has the skill set to be a good leader. There’s one more thing good leaders need to have which is something to stand out for example food. in this book the leader has a weapon which he can use to protect them and get food. 

I think the protagonist Salva has some of these good qualities because he has a fair mind and if he hunted something he would always share with the whole group. I also noticed the protagonist is very giving and he would give away his water if he had to and water is very scarce where they were.He demonstrates these leadership by being very empathetic and would never move on without someone.Another thing that makes Salva an exceptional leader is his determination.In the non fiction book Salva goes through a lot of problems including people that he cared about dying but he powered through it. Now he is leading the nonprofit organization Water for Sudan and made the quote “Keep walking”. 


Salvas strategy to take things bit by bit could help anyone in their life. This strategy is very good because if you were stressed and you still had to complete hard assignment like an essay you coul that could help you get a lot of work done and make you want to keep going.This can help you because you can keep pushing when you feel that you can’t go any further.This strategy can also help you have more faith in yourself. 

Perseverance  is really important in this story but also in life.I think perseverance  is very important in life because it can help you never give up if you are in a tough situation.This is also very important because you cannot move on without perseverance. For example if I am playing a sport and I miss a shot I won’t give up if I have perseverance.



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