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 The Characteristics of Leaders

Many people have identified what they feel are the key characteristics of successful leaders. Now is your chance to examine the qualities of famous leaders of organizations.

To prepare for this Application Assignment, research at least two famous leaders (e.g., presidents of companies or foundations, preferably leaders in health care). Below are examples of some leaders.

  • C. Everett Koop
  • Quint Studer
  • Bill Gates (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

To complete this Application Assignment, write a 1- to 2-page paper that addresses the following:

  • What common characteristics did the leaders share?
  • Do your answers identify traits or behaviors? Which of these, traits or behaviors, do you personally view as dominant in effective leadership?
  • What was their contribution to change in their organization?
  • How did they go about implementing the change?
  • What was their approach to leadership: charismatic, authentic, or neither?

Be sure to base your response on the Learning Resources for the week or an article(s) you researched.

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