Odysseus and his men land on the island of the Cyclopes
Odysseus takes 12 of his best fighters to the cyclops' cave to make an offering
They were trapped in the cave
This shows leadership because Odysseus was successfully able to lead his men to a landmass. He demonstrates skill in both leading and seafaring.
Four of his men were eaten; they formulate a plan to take down the cyclops.
This shows good leadership quality as he is ready to lead his men to success. He is also confident in their abilities.
They drug Polyphemus (The Cyclops), stabs his eye, and escape using Polyphemus' goats.
This shows bad leadership quality, because he didn't see the danger ahead and led his men to potential death. This shows his lack of focus and thinking ahead.
They get back and try to make a sacrifice to Zeus, though he declines. They then feast on the livestock they acquire, though it was not a celebration.
This shows bad leadership quality, since he led his men to death. He wasn't able to lead his men to safety after finding out about the Cyclops' hostility. Afterwards, he shows good leadership quality by formulating a plan to take down the cyclops.
This shows good leadership quality. He was able to lead his men out of harm's way and escape the threat.
This shows good leadership quality. He sailed out of the island to avoid Polyphemus, and knows that his men need rest.