Personality Traits and Leadership Styles of Great Leaders

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Personality Traits and Leadership Styles of Great Leaders Leadership Styles of Great Leaders: Peter Drucker said, “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitation” (Kruse, 2012). Participative Leadership Style and Donald Trump: “Using participative leadership, entrepreneurs will ask for input and advice from all team members involved in the startup. This type of leadership makes every team members’ opinion an important one and employees quickly become part of the decision-making process. This kind of leadership style makes everyone involved in the startup feels appreciate and highly motivated” (Way, 2012). Participative leaders involve other people in the decision making process. This approach is considered leading by consulting, and empowering (Hulman). An example of a participative leader is Donald Trump of Trump Organization. With all the hype on Trump’s recent series of “The Apprentice”, it would seem his personality would not match that of a participative leader; however, “although it may come as a surprise to most of America, Donald Trump’s long time employees describe him as a strong yet merciful leader” (2005). Trump has worked hard and can be seen using participative leadership even on “The Apprentice”. He uses his personnel to offer input on the show and in life (2005). Situational Leadership Style and Dwight Eisenhower: “This type of leader adapts to situations, abilities of teams and his own capabilities with ease. It’s all about situational adjustment and adaptation” (Way, 2012). Situational Leaders are able to adapt very well when situations arise. These types of lead... ... middle of paper ... ...tp://www.rose hulman.edu/StudentAffairs/ra/files/CLSK/PDF Kippenberger, T. (2002). Thinking about the Situation. Leadership Styles (p. 18). Oxford, U.K.: Capstone Pub. Kruse, K. (2012, October 16). 100 Best Quotes On Leadership. Forbes. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevindruse/2012/10/16/quotes-on-leadership/ Leaders. (n.d.). BrainyQuote. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://www.brainyquote.com/ Lussier, R. N., & Achua, C. F. (2013). Traits of Effective Leaders. Leadership: Theory, Application & Skill Development (5th ed., pp. 37-41). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning. Way, A. (2012, October 11). 9 Leadership Styles for Entrepreneurs. Think Big Partners. Retrieved January 22, 2014, from http://www.thinkbigpartners.com/be-an-entrepreneur/480-9-leadership-styles-for- entrepreneurs.html

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