Winston Churchill as a Leader
Sir Winston Churchill was a charismatic visionary leader, because of the passion he brought and his ability to use transformational leadership through his words to galvanize his countrymen. Churchill spent a lot of time on his speeches. He would work tirelessly on every word and every sentence to ensure his speeches had the proper flow. Through the use of inspirational motivation, as it is covered in the Full Range Leadership study guide, he would use this capability to inspire with…...
The Leaders During Progressive Movement
After watching this week’s screencast and videos on the Progressive Movement, I learned interesting and new information about what factors led The Progressive Movement and when it took place. Also, I learned who the leaders were during that time and what their ideas were for the Progressive Movement. What really stood out to me after watching the videos and screencast were the changes in the United States that occurred due to the efforts of the progressives. After watching the screencast…...
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Soldier’s Personal Leadership Philosophy
Abstract Throughout my years in the Army, I have developed my leadership philosophy based on the observations made of the good and bad leaders under which I have served. Good leaders always consider their soldiers first and put their needs in front of their own. My leadership philosophy has three major components that ensure leaders are considering soldiers first. The three components are communication, teamwork, and counseling. Leaders should always be willing to communicate with their soldiers, and soldiers should…...
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Banking and Seasonal Metaphors in Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” Speech
Abstract An artifact for analysis is a speech “I Have a Dream” by Dr. Martin Luther King which describes banking and seasonal metaphors. The speech was intended to improve the civil rights of the blacks and minority people in the United States. The speech urged the Civil Rights Act 1964 and the Voting Rights Act 1965 to be passed by US congress. Luther speech is a masterwork of political rhetoric in which he uses various metaphors such as the banking…...
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Make America Great Again: An Analysis on Martin Luther King Jr.
Despite the additions of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment in the 1860’s, Blacks still continued to face oppression in their everyday lives. However, one hundred years later, a renowned, eminent figure in American history emerged to combat this lack of inequality in hopes of finally reaching widespread equality: Martin Luther King Jr. Noted as a baptist preacher and civil rights activist, King, shared his dreams through the deliverance of a speech on August 28, 1963, “I Have A Dream.”…...
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Malcolm X Police Brutality Speech
In 1962 a confrontation with the LAPD outside a mosque left seven injured and one (Ronald Stokes) dead. Malcolm X would condemn the event in an impassioned speech. In Malcolm X's police brutality speech he incorporates identification, cultural knowledge, and bodily experience to address and connect with the audience. First, Malcolm X uses identification as a way of persuading the audience. Malcolm is nicely dressed wearing a suit and glasses which many people believe is a sign of intellectualism. Malcolm…...
Leadership Through Motivation & Communication
Introduction There is a need for there to be global Receptionist training. The identification of the main issues/problem, the purpose of this paper is the breakdown of training and communication that had taken place when the Receptionist Rhonda improperly recorded a message that a client had left. Receptionists described by Reception Trainer Mary-Ann Nicholson, know from the start that they are important and valued members of the team (Journal of European Industrial Training 1992). The Nature of Problem Kia and…...
Management and Leadership Traits
What I Learnt I have been working in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry for many years and I worked my way up to management with dedication and plenty of effort. When I started my studies, it was my ambition to discover ways to become not only a good manager but a great leader and how an excellent leadership and management impact on the success of an organization. It was during the first classes that I realized how the success of…...
My Favourite Sportsman Gianluigi Buffon – One of the Greatest Goalkeeper of All Time
The first part of the following text is about Gianluigi Buffons achievements and why he is a great sportsman. After the description of Buffon, the text tries to explain what personal criteria makes a sportsman/sportswoman great. Gianluigi, also called “Gigi”, Buffon, born 28 January 1978, is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Juventus Turin. He is one of the greatest goalkeeper all of the time. He was the runner–up for the Ballon d’O (given to the…...
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The Relationship History of My Favourite Sportsman Sidney Crosby
As a hockey player, Sidney Crosby is very much considered one of the best in the history of the sport and he has a long list of personal and team achievements to know for it. In his personal life, however, the Halifax, Nova Scotia-born hockey center player has a very short list when it comes to his relationship history. His short relationship history is believed to be down to his decision to keep his personal life private, as evident by…...
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How Did Ruby Bridges Change the World
Ruby Bridges you probably never heard of her but she is the bravest six year old in america .Forty years ago, a beautiful girl named Ruby Bridges marched past an angry segregated mob to become the first black child in New Orleans to attend William Frantz Elementary School. 1960 is the year ,After moving from Mississippi to Louisiana, the NAACP chooses bridges to help integrate the school system in New Orleans. While her mom is excited (waiting for Exhale 's…...
Government Leaders Character Traits
There are many traits that I think a government leader should possess. Some of those are: a relationship with Christ, willingness to work hard, honesty, self-discipline, and the desire to do what is right. These are essential for a good leader. If a government leader is missing any of these especially the relationship with Christ, there really is no need for them to be in office governing. A relationship with Christ is the most important trait a government leader should…...
A Letter That Impacted History
Martin Luther King, Jr. guides his letter to the eight-white clergyman(Letter from Birmingham Jail) who freely condemned his activities in Birmingham, Alabama. He takes note of that he once in a while reacts to analysis, yet he accepts that these are men of altruism, with legitimate concerns, thus he is eager to react to their announcement in 'patient and sensible terms.' In starting his letter by complimenting his resistance, King sets up a tone of invitingness and toleration. This is…...
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Leadership: Charismatic and Transformational Leader
Abstract Leadership is implemented in the medical, military, business, industries and many other fields to reach their vision. The leaders should change their style or improve their tactics to bring the change in an organization. The leader should adopt some new leadership style to guide the followers and to handle the situation in the organization. This research paper discusses the application of transformational leadership and charismatic leadership can solve the issue between the leaders and followers who have a huge…...
Change-Oriented Leadership: Transformational and Charismatic Leaders
A person in charge has its different personal history, characters, and feedbacks, pertaining both to their positive and negative actions. Some leaders accomplish positive actions, but other performs harassed and act as being inconsiderate. While others are well-motivated and promote a good character as a leader. With this, the development and the progress of the team have a positive effect on the relation between the leader and the followers. These are the characteristics of different leadership behavior and attitude. According…...
The Leadership of Mahatma Gandhi
Despite there being many different characterizations of what leadership is, it is how Mahatma Gandhi embodied and conveyed what it is to be a leader that I personally feel akin to. His words alone were not solely responsible for inspiring a nation, it was also his kind behaviors, nonviolent actions toward unjust treatment, and purposeful representation of what it means to be a good soul (“Mahatma Gandhi Biography”, 2019). He was the quintessence of human rights advocacy. Gandhi’s ability to…...
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Mahatma Gandhi The Father of India
Mahatma Gandhi was an inspiring activist known to many as the Father of India. He advocated nonviolence and believed in love, justice, and peace. He led countless peaceful acts of protest, inspiring and helping people around the world. Gandhi inspired India as well as many other nations around the world with his teachings (Mahatma Gandhi Biography). Gandhi was born October 2, 1869 to Karamchand and Putlibai. Out of six children, Mohandas was the youngest. He had a positive relationship with…...
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My Role Model: John Lennon
Who Was John Lennon John was a great artist and activist. He was born in Liverpool, United Kingdom on October 9,1940. John’s father is Alfred Lennon and his mother is Julia Lennon. His brothers are David Henry Lennon and Robin Francis Lennon. His sisters are Julia Baird, Jacqueline Dykins, and Ingrid Pederson. John Lennon married Cynthia Powell on August 23, 1962 and Julian Lennon is their son. Then John and Cynthia separated. John also married Yoko Ono on March 20,…...
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Tracing Chrisitian Leaders
Christianity has remained one of the strongest and well known religions for ages dating back to Jesus’s birth. Christianity is the religion established on Jesus Christ the person, his teachings and story. Numerous people partake in and follow Christianity, however there have been individuals who lived their whole lives faithfully and expressed their religions values and beliefs through Christ like actions. St (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta, St Oscar Romero and Martin Luther King Jr. All offered their lives to Christianity…...
Comparison of Leaders: Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr.
This article is about two legendary leaders who were responsible for great evolution in the society they lived in and for whom they worked. I will explain leadership characteristics , differences and similarities both the ideals held in themselves. Also, we will discuss about their influence on this world and the footprints they left. I will talk about Mother Teresa who is the icon of love and care and Martin Luther King Jr. who represents raising voice against injustice and…...
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Three Leadership Behaviors of Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa is perhaps one of the most widely known missionaries and nuns in the world. When she was younger, she felt her purpose was to help others. After she became a nun, she went to India where she began teaching. During that time, her eyes were opened to a greater need. the amount of poverty surrounding her was shocking and touched her heart. She decided to start a charity and help others (Biography). Among those she helped were the…...
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A Deeper Look to Poems and Songs
Music and poetry are capable of healing and educating for a very vast number of reasons. Poetry and songs have the ability to create awareness, educate an audience or to help heal a single individual. They have the power to connect us to others all around the globe or connect us to family and friends on a deeper level. Poems have a way of transforming our thoughts and feelings into words. Poems can also inspire, uplift and even encourage those…...
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Theatricality of Celebrity Activism Through the Image of Mother Teresa
September 1946. The grounds of Calcutta look and reek of Inferno. Millions of the city’s inhabitants suffer from atrocious conditions, shortage of food and water supplies along with the lack of proper medical care. Hundreds of thousands of people are standing at the door of death, languishing from various afflictions and diseases, virulent yet curable. Meanwhile, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, also known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, actively appears on the media with didactic exhortations about the significance of humanitarian help,…...
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Pro Life Essay: Mother Teresa
Saint mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic Nun. She had founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. Mother Teresa was beloved by not just Catholic’s, but also by non-Catholics. When she had died in 1997, at the age of 87, her efforts spread to over 120 countries. She had shared God’s love through the church with everyone she met. Mother Teresa had gone through some hardships that she chose to go through. She left the convent that she was…...
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Famous Leaders Comparison
There are millions of leaders around the world but not of them have a global impact on society. Cesar Chavez impacted the lives of millions of farmworkers across the United States. Also fought for undocumented and colored people to for equal rights. Hitler influenced a nation to believe an a singular perfect race and got them to kill thousands of people. Harriet Tubman sacrificed her life every time she helped slave escape out of the south and into the north.…...
Who is a Leader: Examples of Good Leaders in History
The question, “who is a leader and what makes a leader?” is as old time itself. The theory that leadership is inborn and not made has been a long lasting debate amongst intellects of diverse field of study. Since the beginning of time, humans have always looked up to a higher power, a leader for guidance. According to Oxford dictionary, “a leader is a person who guides or direct a group.” A leader is an influenced relationship among leaders and…...
Great Democratic Leaders
The difference between a good leader and a great leader, is that a good leader works towards protecting the existing set of circumstances by minimizing risk to see little growth. While great leaders, have a powerful ability to call people to action to change the current conditions, even if it comes with the risk of suffering. Two of the most prominent examples of great leaders in ancient history are Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. They exemplified an attitude of…...
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Prophet Muhammad For Muslims he was one of the best leaders of all time, Muhammad led to the spread of Islam in Saudi Arabia. Because of his contribution to expanding Islam it has become one of the largest and the quickest growing religions on earth today. He led his followers to several migrations and successful wins in battles against armies much greater than theirs. His greatest leadership traits which would make a remarkable team leader are his courage, leading by…...
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Two Famous and Known Leaders: Malala Yousafzai and Nelson Mandela
Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist and was born on July 17, 1997, at Mingora, Swat, Pakistan. She is known for being activist for rights of education especially for women. She was former blogger of BBC Urdu and student. Malala became an advocate for female’s education, which was resulted to her having a death threat to her and to her father that came from the Taliban group. She was shot in the head and also in the hand…...
Research Paper: Malcolm X & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are two of the most well-known advocates for black equality that the country has ever seen. The two fought for equality at a time when black Americans were treated with no respect or dignity and had little to no rights at all. While the two men were massive proponents for the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement, each movement differed in it ways to achieve equality. Martin Luther King Jr. preached…...
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Malcolm X and the Civil Rights War
There are some who may argue that immediately after the end of the American Civil War and abolition of slavery, America entered in a new era of modern black slavery. One that did not see the blacks physically restrained in chains, but entangled in an era of segregation, physical and verbal attacks, lynching, and silver tongued political promises of equality. The African American Civil Rights movement has had a long and tumultuous history. However today only the Civil Right movements…...
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Malcolm X: The Ballod or the Bullet
In the speech ballot or bullet, Malcolm x was addressing racial, economic, and social justice issues that were affecting the black community in 1964. Malcolm x identified other Christian ministers that were in the political struggle for economic and social justice. Despite being a Muslim who acknowledged Mohamed as his savior, Malcolm X believed religion was his personal business between himself and the God he believed, just as it was with other social justice advocates who were Christians including the…...
Malcolm X: A Visionary and Passionate Man
As an influential African-American leader, Malcolm X climbed to fame in the mid-1950s as an outspoken national minister of the Nation of Islam under Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm challenged the civil rights movement (Malcolm X, Enotes.com). He openly called for black independence and snubbed nonviolence and integration as an effective means of contesting racism. In the 1960s, however, Malcolm rejected Muhammad and the Nation of Islam and embraced conventional Islam. He authenticated his various experiences in The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965),…...
The Story of Malcolm X
Many civil rights leaders fought for the equality of all African-American citizens in the United States, and one man who is still today regarded as one of the most influential African-Americans in history. Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was a Muslim minister, a human rights activist and a prominent black nationalist leader. He was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, the fourth of the seven children born from parents Louise and Earl Little. His mother, Louis was a…...
Compare and Contrast of Malcolm X
According to Malcolm X, it is difficult to communicate in writing the same way one would communicate orally, but with practice and composure, one can be able to improve in both. Similarly, I have also practiced very hard to improve my grammar in writing. One way I am like, Malcolm X is that we both like being able to communicate effectively. Malcolm writes, “I became increasingly frustrated at not being able to express what I wanted to convey in letters…...
The Life of Malcolm X
Do you know who Malcolm X is? You might have heard of him, but what does he stand for you might ask. Malcolm X born as Malcolm Little was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska to Earl and Louise Little. Malcolm was the fourth of eight children. His father was an outspoken Baptist speaker. As stated on worldhistoryproject.org, his father supported Pan-African activist Marcus Garvey and was a local leader of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) . Malcolm…...
Biography of Malcolm X
Malcolm X was born with the name Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Louise and Earl Little. His father Earl was an activist for the Universal Negro Improvement Association. In 1929, Earl was found dead, and many believe the Black Legion was responsible for his death. Malcolm’s mother never got over his death and in 1937 she suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted to a mental institution. This caused Malcolm and his…...
Martin Luther King Jr. Biography
Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) in the family of the pastor of the Baptist church. At birth, he was given the name Michael, but later the boy’s name was changed to Martin. He studied at David Howard Elementary School, and then at Booker Washington High School. In 1944, at the age of 15, he passed the exams and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta. Then he became a member of the National Association…...
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The Life and Legacy of Mary Mcleod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American teacher, was one of the great educators in United States history. She was a leader of women, an adviser to several American presidents, and a powerful champion of equality among races. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was in Mayesville, South Carolina on born July 10, 1875. Mary was born the daughter of former slaves Pasty McLeod *Mother* and Samuel McLeod. *Father* Mary and most of her sisters and brothers were born slaves as well as…...
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Mary McLeod Bethune and Her Enduring Legacy
Born from parents who were former slaves, along with 16 other siblings, in a humble July 10, 1875. Mary McLeod Bethune grew up in poverty, racism and gender inequality, but she didn’t let it define her, so she traveled miles every day to a school led by a missionary in pursuit of using education as a tool. As 1 child of 17, she was the only one who had the privilege to do so. As they say, “What you sow…...
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That quality consists of a person’s charisma, power of thought, intellectual potential, organizational talents, and sense of responsibility. There are four classic leadership styles; authoritarian, paternalistic, democratic, and laissez-faire. Factors that affect leadership styles are some of the following: manger’s experience, nature of the business problems, type of organisation, skills and experience of subordinates etc. Richard Branson, as the ‘face’ of Virgin is a successful and highly influential leader.
He has been practically a household name in the U. K. or the past 20 years and is also well respected in the business world. Branson is known for his unique character and leadership styles, one who is not afraid to take risks, and believes that people are the foundation to his company’s success. He is definitely a democratic leader. He truly feels that getting other peoples input and listening to what people have to say are a core value to him. However, he is unlikely to make a significant difference to the long term success of Virgin because he is so diversified, with many talented employees who specialise in their respective areas.
Virgin is perhaps also less dependent on its leader because it comprises numerous independent businesses. There are many separate decision makers and not just one leader. Another successful business leader is the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz. His goal was to battle the dropping sales of the U. S. coffee shop chain and bring Starbucks to a fresh level. He intended to provide clear direction through leadership and take a contingency approach in organizational behaviour. Starbucks leadership team is among the best when it comes to global market.
Schultz looked for employees who are team player and have passion to work for Starbucks. He took care of employees and treated them with respect. He has created a unique culture in Starbucks in which entrepreneurship and empowerment, quality and service define values of leadership. Schultz gave more power to employees in decision making and also flexibility to choose their own working hours. He honoured the feedback from the employees in Starbucks therefore it shows that Schultz had democratic style of leadership in Starbucks. It became apparent just how much Starbucks would suffer without him when he actually left.
During his eight year absence, Starbuck’s performance deteriorated significantly and it was apparent that his departure had severely damaged the business. Upon his return he swiftly identified the problem; Starbucks had focused too much on rapid growth at the expense of quality. Schultz gave an emotional speech to all his employees and then proceeded to shut down stores and replace executives. The immediate improvement in the company’s performance shows that a successful leader can make a real difference to the success of a business. The leaders of companies such as Zappos have created the right culture for corporate aims to be achieved.
Zappos consciously creates and reinforces its corporate culture. The work environment provided for employees won’t attract every job searcher and it’s not for every employee. But, the people who fit the corporate culture thrive working for Zappos. The company defined its corporate culture with its ten core values. The HR and management systems developed, employee job descriptions, the hiring process, on-the-job training and the day-to-day work environment remind and reinforce these values with employees, visitors, customers, and partners. Managers are key at Zappos for promoting the company culture.
Zappos has a culture book that is written by employees every year. It details how people feel about the Zappos culture and how they reinforce and develop the culture every day. This ‘home’ culture has been very successful and had been the right culture in order for the company’s corporate aims to be achieved. However, leaders that have always been successful do not always achieve the business’s corporate aims. Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco is a good example of this, and despite their best efforts and huge capital investment Tesco has not been able to conquer the USA market and have decided to exit this market.
Leahy is poised to lose out on more than ? 10m in share awards because of the company’s decision to pull out of the US. This would make it impossible for Tesco to ever hit the targets in the US required for the shares to vest, meaning Sir Terry will miss out on his share awards. Sir Terry transformed Tesco from Britain’s second biggest retailer to the second biggest retailer in the world during his tenure. However, in his book, Mangement in 10 Words, he accepts it will have been “my responsibility as CEO” if the US venture failed.
The cost of exiting the US for Tesco will be a write down of about ? 1bn. The drop in profits and the exit from the US are a setback for Tesco. Sometimes leaders fail to achieve the corporate aims of the business because of external factors (Pestle). Government interference, the economic climate, change in social trends or legal issues can all affect how a business operates. It will also depend on whether the company has the resources to secure success, finance, the right people and resources etc. Howard Stringer, former CEO of Sony is a good example of this.
Sony’s board believed that Stringer could cut through an insular culture, one in which engineers made many decisions without regard to outside market considerations. Stringer failed to see that consumer electronics would become commodities, many of them produced inexpensively in Korea and China. Sony’s brand was not powerful enough to offset new, quality products sold by competitors at lower prices. Stinger also failed to push Sony into the smartphone business as it flourished in 2007 with the release of the Apple iPhone. Instead he created a joint venture with Ericsson as a means to grab market share, which was unsuccessful.
To conclude, it is not always possible for a CEO to achieve the business’s corporate aims because businesses operate in a dynamic environment and it will depend on so many other factors. If they have appropriate resources, the right skills, support of staff and stakeholders, the right culture, etc. , it will help but the external environment will also play a big part. Although the departure of a leader may affect business performance in the short term, as employees and customers adjust to new people, practices, and services, in the long term the business will not be significantly affected provided careful planning has taken place.
Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple, is a good example. He was widely recognised as the face of Apple and intrinsically linked to the brand. However, the strength of the brand stems from exceptional style, design, marketing and operations strategy-the leader is only a part of the equation. The loss of Jobs is unlikely to have a significant negative impact on Apple’s performance in the long run.