Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Style

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Style Jordan James Leadership for Organizations June 15, 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Style Dr. King said “When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"There are numerous of great world leaders, who life has had a great impact on the world as we know it. The person I decided to talk about in this paper is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). MLK stated that “an individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity”. To me that define a great leader, an individual who puts his personal concerns aside to focus on the needs of others to help mankind grow for the greater good. I will briefly describe MLK brief bio of his life, leadership style, and leadership characteristics. MLK’s “I Have a Dream” is by far his famous speech, has inspired and touch the hearts of countless of people, not only in America but throughout the world. It shows that with dedication, hard work, courage, determination, and numerous of other great qualities, you can make anything happen. MLK was born Michael Luther King, Jr. but later changed his name to Martin. He was married to Coretta Scott and they had two sons and two daughters. MLK received numerous of degrees and awards throughout his life. One major award that he received was the Noble Peace Prize in 1964. MLK was known as the prominent leader and icon of the civil rights movement. During the period in which MLK was supporting the
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