Published 16 Jun 2017
Winston Churchill is a man of honor and perseverance. Throughout his lifetime, he battled different challenges which are known to many normal people. During his youth, Churchill did not do well in his academics. He was often left out due to his inability to absorb his lessons compared to other people. As a young child, Churchill wanted the assistance and attention of his parents. However, due to their status as well as the perspective of his parents he was not provided the attention needed by most children (Schneider 4).
In addition to this, Churchill was stated to have a speech impediment. Although it was not confirmed by many, it was mentioned that Churchill had a stutter problem. Thus, this speech impediment lessens his capability and confidence to speak to a large crowd. Moreover, as a clarification, Churchill was state to have a problem in pronouncing the letter S; thus debunking the fact that Churchill had a speak deficiency. Upon this, Churchill started to excel in school in English and History. After the death of his father, Churchill came to the conclusion that he was also dying at the same age his father did—47 years old. Therefore, he assumed that he would also die at the same age. Due to this, Churchill realized that he had to act fact and create ways to make his own mark in this world (Schneider 5).
In another view point, Churchill was very active in the military activities of his government. He was promoted several times in the army and was posted in different countries which were occupied by the Great Britain. He also became a leader for an infantry battalion in a war. Although he acted depending on his responsibilities and duties, he was never in agreement to the act of killing groups of people. Churchill wanted peace and reconciliation but was hoping for a different methodology.
Churchill’s leadership in the Great Britain made a big mark in the politics of the state. However at some point he was also rejected by his party—Conservative Party due to the tariffs he imposed during his seat as a prime minister. Due to the fact that he was rejected by his party, Churchill was in political isolation. However, after many years he moved to the opposition party in which he again became re-elected as a prime minister. Over the years of his service to the British government, he was awarded with different kinds of honors. Upon his death, Churchill was provided a state funeral in commemoration of the acts he had done in the political system of the Great Britain. Hence, it as also noted that the presence of Churchill in the politics as well as military of the state became the most important mark in his lifetime. The changes as well as the improvements which he had imposed were tremendous that he was not only loved by the people within the government but also the people of Great Britain (Gilbert, 89).
In the end, the leadership of Churchill was astounding as he was able to influence the government as well as the military of different theoretical views of the needs of the people and the state. Churchill remained for the people in the end. Unlike other politicians during his time, he did not seek power yet he joined the government to bring developments and progress for the people. Moreover, Churchill’s point of view of leadership is truly remarkable that he became an influential leader in the modern politics. Therefore, Churchill was a leader which did not use his power for his own personal gain but for the people of his state.
- Schneider, Robert. (1976). “Novelist to a generation: the life and thought of Winston Churchill.” United States: University of Wisconsin.
- Gilbert, Martin. (1992). “Churchill: A Life.” New York: Henry Holt & Co. Inc.