Posted: June 19th, 2021
1. Select a leader, either past or present, you would like to emulate, and highlight the characteristics that make him / her an effective leader. Based on the information you have learned regarding leading sustainable change, choose three (3) characteristics that enable the leader you selected to successfully implement effective, sustainable change. Support your answer with solid theoretical evidence.
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The person that I picked as a leader that I would like to emulate is Dr. Martin Luther King. Some characteristics that made Dr. King a good leader was (1) he shared his vision. He continually talk about civil rights and equality for everyone. He had a clear idea of where he wanted to go, how to get there and what success looked like at the end. (2) He demonstrated integrity. As a leader, he used his personal views and values to guide his decisions. He had a strong sense of character, kept his promises, and communicated openly. (3) Empower others. Dr. King had many people that followed him and shared the same vision as he did. At some peace rallies, he would let others in his circle, speak on certain topics that helped the movement. (4) Motivate and inspire. Dr. King really motivated a lot of people during his era. Many people started to believe that they could make a difference in the United States. Also, he inspired a whole generation of people by hie speech made at the Lincoln Memorial.
The three characteristics that enabled Dr. King to successfully implement effective, sustainable change are (1) communication-Dr. King was an excellent communicator. He always explained the purpose of why America had to change its ways of civil rights and equality. (2) Collaborate-Dr. King always tried to bring the people together by putting together non-violent marches and rallies. He tried to bring all races together for the common good of America. (3) Commit-Dr. King was always committed to what he believed in. He was resilient and persistent even to the end of his life.
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