Oprah Winfrey: A Leader By Choice Descriptive Essay by Write Fine

Oprah Winfrey: A Leader By Choice
A look at Oprah Winfrey's successful use of the seven characteristics of leadership.
# 111779 | 1,179 words | 8 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 29, 2009 in Women Studies (General) , Psychology (General) , African-American Studies (General)

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The paper describes how Oprah Winfrey has attained wealth, success and fame, but asserts that more importantly, she has used the seven characteristics of leadership; vision, perseverance, performance, principals, passion, education of subordinates and leader selection/development. The paper relates that by internalizing these seven key strengths, Winfrey has a proven record of turning weaknesses into strengths, and this is how she became one of the world's most prominent leaders.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ennis, John III, & Terry, Joseph C. (Director). (2005). The Oprah Winfrey Show:20th Anniversary Addition. [motion picture]. United States: Paramount.
  • Foster, Shivonne. (2007). Winfrey Delivers Commencement Speech to Over 27,000. (2007). Retrieved April 24, 2008 from The Hilltop Online. Web site: www.thehilltoponline.com/media/storage/paper90/news/2007/05/12/Campus/Winfre.Delivers.Commencement.Speech.To.Over.27000-2902584.shtml.
  • Oprah Opens School for Girls in South Africa. (2007). Retrieved April 24 from MSNBC. Web site: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16435995.
  • Oprah Winfrey. (n.d.). Retrieved April 24 from Graduation Wisdom. Web site: www.graduationwisdom.com/speeches/0024-winfrey.htm.
  • Oprah Winfrey. (n.d.). Retrieved April 24 from Academy of Achievement. Web site: www.achievement.org/autodoc/win0bio-1.

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Oprah Winfrey: A Leader By Choice (2009, January 29) Retrieved December 13, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/oprah-winfrey-a-leader-by-choice-111779/

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