Effective Leadership is Flexible
A comparison of the leadership styles of Martin Luther King, Colin Powell and Harriett Tubman that demonstrates the fluidity of leadership.
# 146722 | 909 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 |
Published on Jan 14, 2011 in Communication (Language and Speech) , History (Leaders) , African-American Studies (Historical Figures)
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The paper describes the individual leadership styles of Martin Luther King, Colin Powell and Harriett Tubman. The paper highlights the differences in their leadership characteristics to suggest that leadership is a concept that changes to suit the individual leader's ability and circumstance.
From the Paper:"Unlike may leaders, who changed their communities before the development of modern technology, the world has a record of Martin Luther King's leadership characteristics and style through his foundational speeches. Ling (2003), however, states that the belief that King was the leader of the civil rights movement is mistaken. He was created by the movement instead of creating it himself, and did not speak for all African-Americans (Ling, 2003). Still, King was the founder of a large and important sect of this movement--the non-violent sect. Thus, the characteristics of King's leadership style include pacifism as well as determination, as his "non-violence was not an outlook everyone shared" (Ling, 2003). Furthermore, King's leadership consisted of quiet strength instead of embittered arguing, and well-worded, flawlessly delivered species instead of passionate debates."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Ling, P. J. (2003, April 1). Martin Luther King's Style of Leadership. Retrieved March 29, 2009, from the BBC. Web Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/recent/martin_luther_king_01.shtml
- Harari, O.A Leadership Primer from General (Ret.) Colin Powell, Secretary of State. Retreived March 29, 2009, from The HR Chally Group. Web Site: http://www.chally.com/enews/powell.html
- U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs. (2008, April 27). Harriet Tubman: Leader of the Underground Railroad. Retrieved March 29, 2009 from America.gov. Web Site: http://www.america.gov/st/diversity-english/2008/April/20080427110234eaifas4.378474e-02.html
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