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To be an effective leader, a public official must maintain the highest ethical and moral standards.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to addre

Essay topics: To be an effective leader, a public official must maintain the highest ethical and moral standards.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.

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A political leader is elected to guide the society and serve for the public. Thus, debates about his/her personalities are always the hottest topic nowadays. Someone argues that a public official must always maintain the highest ethical and moral standards in order to be an effective leader. From my perspective of view, while high ethical and moral principles do prompt the efficiency of the political leader, to be a effective leader is unnecessary to bind with such high standards. In some cases, it is injudicious even dangerous to adhere to the high social principles as such behaviors could inversely do harm to the efficiency.

Before going to further investigation, we have to clarify with the definition about "effectiveness" in political context. Politician's effectiveness mainly represents that he/she need to focus on his/her major responsibility, bring about well being for the public and protect them from attack or potential dangers. With such simple scope clarification, we can turn back to our essential topic about evaluation for relationship between political effectiveness and personality.

To start off, it is undoubted that leaders with high morality and charms are easy to gain the public's support. With high morality and personality of public official, the public are tended to follow with his/her order, thus his/her political goal could be easily gleaned support and accelerated to implement. This why a mass of great dynasties in Chinese history are actually found by great leaders, who maintain the high moral principle. It is out of such characteristics that those great leaders could summon the public and achieve their political goal.

Furthermore, we shouldn't always equate the efficiency with the leader's personal morality. The possession of high moral principle doesn't guarantee a leader to be effective nor can the effectiveness in political context simply attributed to leaders' high principle adherence. Because all of evaluation about efficiency should focus on the major goal which leaders should take charge of and make endeavor to. For example, in the second world war, the allied's great military leaders actually prompted a lot of espionage activities and made a lot of spies' life in jeopardy. From humanitarianism perspective, have they fit for our general standard of morality? Surely no, as none could be put in front of life people. However, to serve for their ultimate goal which save more people out of dominance of fascism, such dishonest or somehow despicable behavior could be sympathized with us.

Last but not least, in some extreme case, to stick to the high moral principle could not grant political leaders with prompt of efficiency, but lead to put their goal in jeopardy. Such cases abound in politics. For example, a politician who know quite a lot of country safety secret, is interviewed by some journalists with suspicious spy identity for the question about what weapon development status look like. Have he/she revealed with the status quo about such topic? Certainly not. In case these information is caught and used by terrorist or enemy countries, the nation and the people would definitely fall into victims. Thus, despite breaching the moral standard, the wise choice for him/her is to keep silent and such silence doesn't break the major political goal but actually match with his/her responsibility.

In summary, despite the advantage of adherence to high morality, the causal relationship between morality and political efficiency could not be established as in fact they are decouple in various cases. Furthermore, if we carefully plumb the definition of "effectiveness" and the successful cases in history, to serve as efficacious leader sometimes means compromise for personal interest and moral principle. Thus, while the great leader with high morality is actually admirable, those who sacrifice their frames to fulfill their greater political goal are also good leader according to the definition of effectiveness.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, furthermore, however, if, look, second, so, thus, well, while, for example, in fact, in summary, in some cases

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 19.5258426966 118% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.4196629213 113% => OK
Conjunction : 24.0 14.8657303371 161% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.3162921348 80% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 43.0 33.0505617978 130% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 97.0 58.6224719101 165% => OK
Nominalization: 15.0 12.9106741573 116% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3409.0 2235.4752809 152% => OK
No of words: 628.0 442.535393258 142% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.42834394904 5.05705443957 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.00598923014 4.55969084622 110% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.09304824438 2.79657885939 111% => OK
Unique words: 308.0 215.323595506 143% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.490445859873 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 1078.2 704.065955056 153% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 6.24550561798 128% => OK
Article: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.10617977528 193% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 18.0 4.38483146067 411% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 28.0 20.2370786517 138% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 56.0486666398 60.3974514979 93% => OK
Chars per sentence: 121.75 118.986275619 102% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.4285714286 23.4991977007 95% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.67857142857 5.21951772744 90% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 7.80617977528 77% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 18.0 10.2758426966 175% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 5.13820224719 97% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.83258426966 124% => OK
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Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.219618266587 0.243740707755 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0654733338681 0.0831039109588 79% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0679557353241 0.0758088955206 90% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.132356949201 0.150359130593 88% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0580921034859 0.0667264976115 87% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.4 14.1392134831 109% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 40.69 48.8420337079 83% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.1 12.1743820225 108% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.51 12.1639044944 119% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.68 8.38706741573 103% => OK
difficult_words: 157.0 100.480337079 156% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 11.8971910112 97% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
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Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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