Disagree: honesty is important but is not the most important
1. Confidence is one of the important factors to consider, since a confident man can lead a union to work together for the same goal.
2. Cooperation is another factor for a good leader.
When people talk about virtues, honesty is definitely one factor mentioned in every situation, which in turn comes out that honesty becomes the most important criterion for everything. Here, I have to emphasize a truth that honesty is the essential character for being a good person, but it’s not the outstanding capability for being a leader or a successful man. Willing to stand out or being a leader, a person must be endowed with capabilities that others don’t have, such as confidence，cooperation. In my opinion, these characters are important and indispensable.
First, let’s talk about confidence. When people are called in to strive for a purpose, they need a leader. A leader who can build up morale in downturn, point out a new way in difficulties and prevail over all dissenting views. For all these things, the leader should win trust from members. Confidence is an essential factor to win others’ trust. Members in a students’ union are juniors, they are indistinct about goals and sometimes the working methods are not efficient. As a result, they are easier to be stranded and lose faith or patience, a confident leader can encourage all members and refill combativeness.
In addition, how to cooperate with other teammates is also worth considering. Cooperation is able to improve the efficiency when encountering difficulties. According to a survey conducted by Gallup, after polling hundreds of student from universities in California, a signify percentage of them regard that being cooperative in dealing with problems could get everybody involved when making decisions. During the discussion, suggestions from different members would make the problems comprehensively considered, and hence minimizing the chance to ignoring certain aspects. Meanwhile, letting everyone have an opportunity to express his opinion makes them feel a part of the team, which is essential to build team spirit.
All in all, there is no denying that honesty is the character required for being a good person. Whereas, to consider it as the most important character for a student leader is too absolute, other capabilities are more vital and essential.