1. Leader Profile
3. What I Learned about Leadership
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is a pop-icon that is known for her electrifying live performances, her devoted fan base, and her philanthropy. Recently this year, Beyoncé has once again captivated America with her performance of her newly released single “Formation” at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. Beyoncé’s Formation music video takes a firm political stance by referencing police brutality, Anglo-conformity, and the devastation that is still prevalent from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This song is meant to empower her fans to believe in themselves, to show that she acknowledges the unjust treatment they are facing, and that she supports their efforts towards rebuilding the black liberation movement in the United States.
Like any other effective leader, Beyoncé embodies the five traits necessary for successful leadership: surgency, contentiousness, agreeableness, adjustment, and intellectance. Surgency is the ability to showcase one’s extroverted personality; Beyoncé exudes surgency through her live...
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... upon a person; true power is the potential influence others allow a person to have over them. A leader must lead by example to get his or her followers to cooperate in any given situation. I also learned that leaders have a tremendous platform to push to new innovative ideas and change. Often times I find it easier to lead others that I don’t personally know so that I won’t be disappointed in myself if my plan fails and disappoints my followers. I will try to incorporate building closer relationships with others as I continue to grow as a leader.
From this assessment we were able to analyze a prominent figure in the media that influences millions of people. We were able to show that Beyoncé embodies all five of the big personality traits, exudes leader behaviors and skills, and is motivated by various concepts we learned about from this leadership theory course.
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