Leadership and Management Suzanne Hickle 6/09/2014 LDR/300 Mark Guberman Winston Churchill was what many would call a world of a leader. He led his country through the biggest turmoil of the 20th century. In present day his notoriety and leadership ability is still a common desire among politician figure heads as well as those leading a country through a difficult time. Being a good leader is not always about what you have accomplished or what you have defeated in your time served. Having leadership skills is what makes a good leader a great leader.
General Douglas MacArthur was one of America’s most accomplished and popular generals. He was a very important, powerful person that is still today one of America’s greatest leaders in history. MacArthur came from a wealthy background, born into a military family that was very high up and was very well connected which meant there were high expectations of him from an early age. There were many significant factors in MacArthur’s life that helped him become such a successful general. His involvement at West Point, the Korean War and his service during WW2 were major events that made MacArthur so popular and powerful.
His history has become a part of America’s history. Dwight D. Eisenhower will live on in history as long as the world values its freedom fighters and great men. After researching and reading about David Dwight Eisenhower, I have learned a lot. I believe that Eisenhower was one of the greatest presidents we ever had. Eisenhower's greatest strength as a General was his ability to get all the other big leaders of the western allies to form a consensus.
They demonstrate the very characteristics that are sought out to complete the tasks at hand, clearly identifying and living by these values. Important character traits for an effective leader include confidence, fearlessness, self-confidence, dedication, determination, vision and direction. Leaders are often found throughout the sports world; some of which are good leaders, and others not so good. When you think of great leaders in professional sports, one man’s name stands above the rest. One of the most prominent leaders of all time in the sports world is the great Vincent Thomas Lombardi.
General Washington could be classified with multiple leadership styles including leadership by example, a transformational leader or even a servant leader. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential leaders of all time and certainly was one of our greatest presidents. Looking first at his leadership style of leading by example, he knew that he had to set the way for the people of the United States to follow for years after his presidency and establish a norm for how the country should be governed. He has high expectations of the young country, and it was said that he “…carried a vision into his presidency and sought to ensure a well-ordered government based on both laws and reason. He believed that through using reason and being open to various viewpoints, citizens could arrive at proper laws and policies to ensure peace, prosperity, and happiness for the country (McNeilly, 168).” Washington was intelligent enough to know the importance of a strong leader in the early years of this new country.
His attempt to revive the Roman Empire was a successful one, both in terms of power and longevity. Justinian’s legacy would be that of the most successful Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. The empire expanded under Justinian because of his ability to pick exceptional advisors. The men that he gave power to owed this to him, and were very loyal. Despite many periods of financial and military crisis where the empire faced threats from all sides, it always managed to come through, often due to the Emperor’s advisors.
The Three Who Made a Difference The American Way of War progressed rapidly during the time of the first World War to the Korean War. These innovations and decisions made have impacted the way wars have been fought since then and even to this day. There are three military leaders, General Douglas MacArthur, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and General Matthew B. Ridgway, that made the most impact and changed the way America fights. These three Generals made the risky decisions needed to complete the mission and contributed to the American Military Tradition in a tremendous way. General Douglas MacArthur, though egotistical and very controversial, was nevertheless one of the greatest military leaders in World War II and of all American history.
Theodore Roosevelt’s time of being president seemed so powerful to me. He knew what he was doing as president and was a strong leader. He solved many problems and won many wars. How can we say no to “Teddy”? He was a succeeding and wonderful president and that’s what I liked about him.
is one of the best. The qualities of sensational leaders are firm commitment to and exponentially growth in the cause they are fighting, lack of progress without their presence, and vivid memories and praise even after they pass. Martin Luther King, Jr. possessed impressive leadership qualities. Not only Americans but also citizens of other countries still look to his ideas for inspiration. He was the most courageous and dedicated leader during the civil rights struggle, and his leadership impacted millions.
As Jefferson wrote each eloquent word, its apparent that he was proud of what his fellow Americans had accomplished. Fitting with The Declaration of Independence, I chose Thomas Jefferson as my historical figure. I believe he embodies all that pride is, from his freedom fighting, right down to his appearance. Jefferson, intelligent and elegant, never stopped fighting for the rights that he knew every man had proudly deserved. Thomas Jefferson once said, “Action will delineate and define you.” Pride in your actions, pride in your words, and pride in yourself all make for real success and Thomas Jefferson knew, and lived with that mindset.