The Influential Power of Oprah Winfrey. “Think like a queen, a queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” Oprah Winfrey let the world know that when one fails at something, he/she can always keep trying till he/she gets it right. Being a victim to some negative situations in life did not stop her from being who she is today. Oprah has an outstanding personality and she serves as a role model to so many people. Even though Oprah Winfrey publicly criticizes overweight
For several decades Oprah Winfrey has been one the utmost influential and prosperous television personalities throughout the history of television talk hosts. Oprah has paved the way for several women and African Americans because of her dedication and prominent leadership aptitudes, and according to Everett, (2014) “The most successful BAMM and twenty-first-century media powerhouse is Oprah Winfrey. As the personification of a trans media brand across television (The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oxygen Network
as a process whereby a leader influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2013). A leader has to make a decision for something to happen and provide his followers with clear direction (Rost et al, 1991). It will evoke feelings of challenge, excitement and involvement for the followers to proceed with the task (Gill, 2006). Based on Burns (1978) there are two types of basic leadership styles, transformational and transactional. Transactional leaders are in contact with an
Oprah Winfrey: An inspirational role model Many people find someone in his/her life to look up to, a role model. There are many different kinds of role models; they can be singers, public speakers, a parent, or even a friend. Role models also are not determined by certain criteria. A role model can be a role model just because they are a leader or have a great talent. Oprah Winfrey is considered a role model to many individuals because of her tough childhood, wonderful charity work, her schools
A role model. When one hears that word many people think of something or someone who has impacted their life in a positive way. In my opinion a perfect example of a role model is Oprah Winfrey. She's an African American who is not only a symbol for black people everywhere, but a symbol for all people. The Academy of Achievement has referred to Oprah Winfrey as one of the most successful and admirable woman in America. She is a woman that many people across America trust, respect, and look up to.
Oprah Winfrey grew up in abuse and poverty, but that did not stop her in being the women she is today. Oprah is one of the richest women on Earth, but not without her struggles. On top of that, Oprah is a capitalist pragmatist (Lofton, 2006). Oprah believes in a spiritual path, but one that does not concern religion (Lofton, 2006). Her religion is more about perfecting herself and trying to be the perfect human being (Lofton, 2006). Her family and past, her career, the nature of how she sees God
females, our group chose Oprah Winfrey, as she is one of the most inspirational and influential African American woman, known throughout the world. Although people know her name and that she is one of the wealthiest women in America, very few know her story. In order to know Ms. Winfrey, one must conduct research on her very interesting biography. Success didn’t come to Oprah by chance. She had to work hard and push past many obstacles, and she had to do it all by herself. Oprah has many inspirational
Oprah Winfrey: Most Influential Woman in America Oprah Winfrey achieved great success in her various endeavors, growing from a news reporter in Nashville to the world-famous talk show host she is today. During the 1980s, talk shows were a crucial part of daytime television. Shows were organized based upon their content and varied greatly in subject. The popularity of talk shows led many people to enter this field, leading to a constant struggle for airtime. Oprah’s rise to fame began when she moved
As we keep emerging into the future, we tend to depend more on communication to an extent that it is not a “part” of our lives anymore; it’s one of the requirements of survival. It is nearly impossible to function as an employee, a student, or an individual without the basic forms of communications. In today’s world, a person’s “contact number” is like a virtual ID or a national security number that happens to be taken into account internationally. Not only that, but television and sources of news
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