Leadership Qualities of Shirley Temple
Anyone can be a leader and the forms their impact may take can vary. Little Shirley Temple proved that at the bubbling young age of three when she began starring in Hollywood films. As a child star, she became a role model for optimism who impacted children and adults around the world. For her on-screen accomplishments, she was awarded a special child’s Oscar and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild (Biography.com). Even beyond the impact of her screen presence, Temple continued to make a difference in people’s lives and inspire greatness in others after her film career. She became a devoted mother, a public servant and during her political career she became the only person to achieve the rank Honorary U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Biography.com). There is no doubt that Temple inspired growth in masses of people and that is the mark of a great leader. In honor of her memory, below are three observable leadership qualities of Shirley Temple (though many more could be added to the list).