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The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition

- The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition The attributes of the followers of the Sufi tradition are attributes that serve to loosen their connection to the world while bringing them closer to God. The attributes they have distinguish them from ordinary people. According to Teachings of the Sufis, by Carl Ernst, they are strict followers of a master, strive to be humble, and try to live without worldly possessions and desires. At the core of the practice of Sufism is reliance on the truth of God....   [tags: Papers]

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Followers of Christianity and Their Teachings

- Followers of Christianity and Their Teachings Dr. Martin Luther King, an American baptist, is famous for his ongoing fight against racism. In th southern states of the USA during the 1950s and the 1960s, America and racsim was at it's worse. Southern Africa was set to follow in America'a steps. Black people wages were below half of the whites, most were not allowed to vote, and many places were for white people only. Many black people believed that all white people were evil, but Martin Luther King did not believe this idea....   [tags: Papers]

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How Followers of Islam Feel about the Buildings in Which they Worship and the Worship Itself

- How Followers of Islam Feel about the Buildings in Which they Worship and the Worship Itself Islam is a religion taught by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and based on the Quran. It emerged in the 7th Century CE and spread quickly throughout the Arabian Peninsula and in several directions beyond Spain and Morocco in the west and beyond Persia in the east. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last in the lines of the Prophets, the first being Prophet Adam. History of Islam tells us that God commanded His prophet Abraham to build the first house of worship in Mecca where the Kaaba is now as it is written in the Quran....   [tags: Papers]

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The Leader-Follower Relationship

- Leadership is studied and analysed so that the effective practices can be taught and applied in today’s organizations. The concept of leadership has been expanded to discuss the follower’s role in the leader-follower relationship. While leading is often considered an active role, following can have a negative connotation, especially when seen as a passive, subordinate position. However, following can be a choice, and the difference between the leader and follower is the activities, rather than abilities (Wren, p.201)....   [tags: leadership, motivation theories]

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Comparing Digging and Follower by Seamus Heaney

- Comparing Digging and Follower by Seamus Heaney Here we will analyse 2 poems by Seamus Heaney called "Digging" and "Follower". We will look at the similarities and differences between these poems. In both these poems Heaney puts emphasis on many subjects related to his life such as his childhood memories of growing up in Northern Ireland and the conflict there. His father also features strongly in both poems as a main influence on his life. We will be analysing the two poems form and content....   [tags: Papers]

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The Way the Relationships Between Members of Different Generations are Presented in the Follower, Baby-Sitting and On My First Sonne and The Afflictio

- The Way the Relationships Between Members of Different Generations are Presented in the Follower, Baby-Sitting and On My First Sonne and The Affliction of Margaret Follower, Baby-Sitting, On My First Sonne and The Affliction of Margaret all show a parent/child relationship. The relationship between these two generations is stressed by the poets in various ways including the ways that the younger member 'stumbles' and 'falls'. In 'Follower', By Seamus Heaney, Heaney writes about the way that a son follows his father who works on a horse plough....   [tags: Papers]

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Azter Leadership: An Unsuccessful Model

- Azter Leadership: An Unsuccessful Model When leadership comes to mind, it comes with thoughts of shining knights, beacons of truth, and unflappable exemplars. As a child, everyone hears the fairy tales of leaders that are able to do battle with evil, alone, and rescue their cause from sure defeat; the media is saturated with stories such as these. However, leaders and leadership can and does come in different packages, sizes, and abilities. It is not always the case that a leader is the unsung hero of a cause and, in fact, this paper will show that sometimes the leader avoids the limelight focusing it on the cause and his followers....   [tags: Azter Leadership Leading Leader]

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Supervisor-Subordinate Relationships In Transformational Leadership And Leader-Member Exchange Model Of Leadership: Differences And Similarities

- Both transformational leadership and leader-member exchange leadership theories have been an issue of discussion for many scholars. The majority of authors agree that transformational leaders ‘have qualitatively different and quantitatively greater effects on their followers than the effects of exchange leaders’ (Gupta & Krishnan 2004, p.7). This essay builds on the existing literature about these two theories and will try to draw a parallel between LMX and transformational leadership, i.e. it will reveal the different and similar qualities of supervisor-subordinate relationships....   [tags: Business Leadership Management]

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The Appeal of Cults to the Vulnerable

- The article titled "The appeal of cults," talks about how cults lure their followers in. The author talks about how cult leaders often target people by offering them a "Free of Charge get together at a retreat," for lonely people this may sound appealing, because they are longing for some kind of connection with the outside world. The cult leader may reach out to the person by offering them friendship and companionship. According to the author, cult followers become dependent on their leader. The cult leader often tries to convince the followers that they have some kind of special gift, talent, or knowledge....   [tags: Religion]

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Free College Admissions Essays: Leader and Leadership

- College Admissions: How would you Describe a Leader and Leadership A significant part of effective leadership is the close connection between the leader and the follower, which often determines the success of the leader's mission. Unfortunately, this leader-follower relationship cannot be created according to some simple formula. Young leaders of today face special challenges as they try to communicate and interact with their followers and potential followers. By exploring global perspectives, human diversity, and ethics, young leaders can take yet another step forward in their development and preparation for twenty-first century leadership....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Leadership Esentials

- Although some people treat the term's "manager ship" and "leadership" as synonyms, the two should be distinguished. As a matter of fact, there can be leaders of completely unorganized groups, but there can be managers, as conceived here, only where organized structures create roles. (Main, 1987) Separating leadership from manager ship has important analytical advantages. It permits leadership to be singled out for study without the encumbrance of qualifications relating to the more general issue of manager ship....   [tags: Leader Leading Management]

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Connection Between School Culture and Leadership Styles

- There is a connection between school culture and leadership styles. The literature review will also address the two basic categories of leadership. According to Cox (2001), there are two basic categories of leadership which are transactional and transformational. The following scholars (Barnett, McCormick & Conners, 2001) made the distinction between transactional and transformational leadership. James McGregor Burns’ (1998) introduces Burns the difference between ordinary (transactional) and extraordinary (transformational) leaders....   [tags: Leadership ]

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The Interviewee in Creative Leadership

- ... Furthermore, company has a partner group which also have different departments, which means that there also is more than one leader. Interviewee state that the creative leader has to be a “creative lighthouse”. In a usual language lighthouse is a building, tower which used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea. It indicates dangerous coastlines, reefs. From this point of view, we can find out the meaning of this quote, what interviewee wants to say for us. We can guess that that kind of leader has to navigate their followers to the right way, to give a warning if something can go wrong before bad thing happen....   [tags: leader, company, employee, advertisement]

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The Nature of Leadership

- The Nature of Leadership “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people, based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.” We are living in a world where our achievements and failures are either attributed or blamed to the leaders of the society, organizations, religion, political leaders and the list may be long....   [tags: Management Leader]

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Comparing And Contrasting Christianity And Buddhism

- Comparing And Contrasting Christianity And Buddhism Christianity and Buddhism are different religions, yet compare and contrast greatly. Though founded at different periods of time, Christianity and Buddhism have shaped cultures and have had a great influence on people all around the world with origins, customs and beliefs. Siddhartha Gautama was born about 563 B.C. He left his wealthy lifestyle when he was about 29 to seek wisdom. For years, he found not wisdom but only pain. After meditating for several days under a tree, enlightenment finally came to him....   [tags: Comparison Religion Christian Essays]

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Cults

- Cults Types of cults Two main kinds of cults exist today: Messianic Cults This is a cult that has a leader. Whatever the leader orders his members to do must be done, whether it would be sacrifice or murder, it must be done. In return the leader of the cult would "save" his followers. Mellenarian Cults This is a type of cult that refers to the 1,000 year reign of Christ. These groups believe that dramatic events, such as the end of the world or judgment day, will occur at the turn of the century....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Scott McNealy: Chairman And CEO Of SUN Microsystems

- Scott McNealy, Chairman and CEO, co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982. Since the founding of Sun, the company has become one of the world leaders in computing network solutions. Thru McNealy’s participative, charismatic and transformational leadership styles, Sun is sure to continue its hold in the industry. A charismatic leader is one who has a compelling vision or sense of purpose, and ability to communicate that vision in clear terms that followers can understand. They also demonstrate a consistency and focus in pursuit of the vision, and an understanding of his or her own strengths....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mustard Seed

- The Mustard Seed In the parable of the mustard seed it is necessary to understand that Christ is comparing the Kingdom of Heaven not with the mustard seed, which is significant in size but with the ultimate process of its growth, when it turns into a big bushy tree, in whose branches flocks of birds find shelter. Birds are a metaphor that stands for the peoples of the world of God, who will find shelter (be saved) in the Church of Christ which was to be founded. The mustard seed, in appearance dead and insignificantly small, the least of all seeds....   [tags: The Bible]

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Servant Leadership Would Make the World a Better Place

- In such a corrupt world, there is the need for laws and enforcement of those laws. It is expected that those put in positions to keep those safe, such as politicians, police officers, and firefighters, are actually putting others before themselves, but this is not always the case. Unfortunately, there are many in these types of positions who hold their positions because of gaining income (which is of course of importance) but do not have a strong passion for people. This brings to the case the theory of servant leadership....   [tags: Servant Leadership]

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The Spreadiung of Belief and Religion: Judaism

- The spreading of belief allows the prophet to gain followers and eventually establish traditions which surround religion, whether it be holidays, ceremonies, or even the manner of death in some extreme cases. Based off the traditions established by these religions, societies soon formed and grew while strictly following the word of god, which, in modern days, has been collected into a single collective book. Three books exist between the religions. The Torah for Judaism, the Bible for Christianity, and the Qur’an for Islam....   [tags: phophet, followers, mecca]

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An Analysis of Follower by Seamus Heaney

- An Analysis of Follower by Seamus Heaney "Follower" is a poem which relates back to Seamus Heaney's past memories which he had experienced when he was at a younger age, they are memories of him and his father and their relationship. From the poem we can interpret that he was brought up on a potato farm and in many of his other poems he relates to this, this suggests that perhaps he enjoyed farming or perhaps he is expressing the family's traditions. "Follower" is a poem which strongly relates to Heaney's past life....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing and Contrasting Digging and The Follower

- Comparing and Contrasting Digging and The Follower In this essay I will be giving quotes and explaining about two pieces of poetry, written by Seamus Heaney. The two poems I will be writing on will contrast and his memories on his rural childhood. The poems will be "the follower" which takes us back to Heaney as a child wanting to follow in his father's footsteps. I will also be writing on "digging", which takes us back once again to his farm but instead not wanting to follow in his fathers footsteps So basically I will be writing about how the poems contrast to his rural childhood and I'll explain the quotes and the poems....   [tags: Papers]

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View of Euthanasia of a Follower of Natural Law

- View of Euthanasia of a Follower of Natural Law Euthanasia is the international killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. There are different types of euthanasia; voluntary, when the person who is killed has requested to be killed. Involuntary euthanasia is when the person who is killed made no request or gave no consent, Assisted suicide is when someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take his or her own life with the intention that they will be used for this purpose....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparison of An Old Man's Winter Night, Follower, and Lore

- Comparison of An Old Man's Winter Night, Follower, and Lore Works Cited Missing In this essay I am going to concentrate on three poems 'An old man's winter night', 'Follower' and 'Lore'. All these three poems are wrote by three very famous poets 'Robert Frost' wrote 'An old man's winter night' and 'Seamus Heaney' wrote 'Follower' and 'R.S. Thomas' wrote 'Lore'....   [tags: Papers]

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Theory and Practice of Servant Leadership

- Servant Leadership, found in Chapter Ten of the text Leadership: Theory and Practice, is a paradoxical approach to leadership. It begins with the innate desire to serve first, and then lead through servant hood. Servant Leadership, originating in the early 1970s, is similar to the skills and styles approach, focusing on leadership from the leader’s viewpoint and his behavior under the leadership. Under this style of leadership, the leaders are considerate of the followers needs, empathizing with and having compassion for the followers....   [tags: organizational management philosophy]

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the 5 pillars of islam

- Five Pillars of Islam In order to follow the right path in the Islam religion its followers, Muslims, are required to practice its five pillars, or duties. Each of these duties is mentioned in the Quran; however, scholars have found a more detailed explanation in the Hadith. The five pillars are uttering the Shahada, prayer, zakat, participating in the fast, and a pilgrimage to Mecca. The first of the five duties is uttering the Shahada, a phrase that declares the faith of the follower. The phrase is, “There is no god but God and Muhammad is His messenger.” This phrase is used in the daily life of Islam’s followers, because this phrase illustrates the central beliefs in the Islam faith....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ways To Be An Effective Leader

- Leadership is influencing and inspiring people and making them followers with combination of power, vision, charisma, trustworthiness, communication skills and intelligence. Leaders in the history have gathered their followers with these abilities. People believe that leaders will guide them in a way which offers them a better life. In order to make people believe him, a leader must have a purpose and must have the ability to inspire them. Also it must be stated that management is not leadership because leadership is an inborn talent while management can be learned later....   [tags: inspire, communication, trustworthiness]

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Marks of a leader

- Marks of a leader Leadership is the ability to guide, direct, or influence people. A good leader can do all of this while maintaining the approval of the people that he or she is leading. Some people want a leader to take control and others want a leader that is more flexible and will allow them to have a say in what the leader does. Due to this, leadership depends a lot on the people being lead. A good leader needs to know what kind of people they are leading because that should effect how they lead....   [tags: essays papers]

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Effective Leadership Style

- Leadership is a function of management that ensures that desired results are achieved within an organization. It is the leadership that coordinates, guides, and directs efforts and activities in an organization or in this case a group toward achieving the set performance goals and objectives. In the case of Karina, the leader was expected to offer a direction and coordination among the group on how they were going to complete their project. The leader really wanted the group project to succeed and he got worried about time deadline....   [tags: Leadership ]

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Jesus And Mohammed

- In both Christian and Islamic religions, a monotheistic religion applies. Jesus is the embodiment of Christ and Mohammed is the profit that lives through Allah. Both of those leaders are the main pillars of each of their religions. Both live lives that were in a condense to each of the religions the correct way to live. For each of the religions both Jesus and Mohammed are what every single follower aspires to live like. They lived rigious and just lives. Their deaths marked the start of new religions....   [tags: Compare Contrast Islam Christianity]

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Concepts of Leadership Theory

- Before you can summarize the concepts related to leadership theory, you have to define what leadership is. Leadership is a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task or goals. The fundamental concept of leadership is indirection. In any organization, the leader indirectly impacts the performance of the organization through the performance of individual team members. To make that impact, the leader takes on the role of the coach, and the inspiratory....   [tags: charisma, principles, performance]

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followers

- Followers plan an active role in the process of leadership. By being a follower, it does not mean that one is inferior to a leader, but that they simply play a different role. Webster’s dictionary defines follow as to come or occur after, but it does not necessarily imply a causal relationship with what goes before. A follower is part of the team. A quarterback cannot win the game without the efforts of the entire team. He can throw or run the ball but without his team members blocking, he will not make the touch down....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Followers and Leadership

- Leadership is a person or group of people who have taken on the position of assisting others through motivation, good decision making, and a strong commitment to promoting change. Leaders are considered as one of the key success of management of organizations and companies. An effective leader sets clear direction, establishes goals, empowers their team towards achievement, and leads by exemplar. Leadership and motivation styles vary from individual to individual, it is essential for managers to know and understand leadership, and particular how leadership affects countries and the workplace....   [tags: Leadership, social hierarchy, sociology]

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Followers of Christ

- When followers of Christ share God’s grace and allow the works of the Holy Spirit to become visible to others, this can both preserve others from corruption and lead them to Christ. The Kingdom of God benefits, when the godly lifestyles of those that follow Christ, causes others to realize there is something missing in their lives and they can see part of what is missing in their lives in the lives of believers. Followers of Christ should draw others to Christ. Intended meaning of the Passage The verses in this passage (Matthew 5: 13-16), are an excerpt from “the sermon on the mount”, which is the longest sermon that Jesus preached; or for that matter, the longest sermon that anyone has ever...   [tags: Kingdom of God, Good News]

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The Church As Followers Of The Kingdom Of God

- When we think of the Church as followers of Christ we think of the Church of Christ. The Church which is from the Kingdom of God. That we serve in and are to minister in. It is also the same Church that Jesus told Peter that he will be the rock of His Church which He will build on.  “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church;…” (New American Standard Bible, Matthew 16.9) Over time the Church has grown and developed many different forms of government. However, the three major forms of church government is Episcopal Government, Congregational Government and Presbyterian Government....   [tags: Bishop, Catholic Church, Christianity]

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The Ethical Responsibility Of Leaders Toward Their Followers

- In this paper, I will define what is leadership. However, I wish to emphasize that leadership is a broader subject, in this study i will focus more on the ethical responsibility of leaders toward their followers. I am very much interested in the topic in the sense that most people claim to be leaders by virtue of their position not by ability. In this regard, I wish to highlight what makes one a leader by focusing on the instinct or intuition of a person. Leadership might be interpreted in simple terms, such as ‘getting others to follow’ or ‘getting people to do things willingly’....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Positive psychology, Skill]

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How to Get More Followers in Social Media Sites

- ... You can setup your Twitter post to automatically appear in Facebook, your Instagram photos to appear on Twitter, etc. Add to CTA on Thank You Emails Once they've signed up to your mailing list, don't forget to add social media buttons in your CTAs on Thank You Emails. New leads are more likely to check out on your social media profiles. Add to Contact Us or About Page It could be either, or could be both. Include links to your social media profiles in your contact us or about page. This will reinforce the idea that your customers and/or prospects can reach you out in social media just like they could in email or phone....   [tags: social sharing, quality and engaging content]

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Interaction Between Leader And Followers And Its Effects On Organization

- Karishma Patel This case is about interaction between leader and followers and its effects on organization, a very good example of presence of in-group and out- group in many organizations. This is a case of creative director of advertizing agency; who has strong relation with one team than others, who gives special treatment to one team than other. As a result, there is issue of inequality and fairness in the agency....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Ingroup, Outgroup]

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Judaism And Hinduism : Religions That Have Impacted Their Followers

- Judaism and Hinduism are two religions that have impacted their followers (Jews and Hindus) in many ways. They have affected the roles that both the Jews and the Hindus play in the modern world and have even impacted other cultures and religions. So you may think they have quite a bit in common, right. While they are quite similar, they are also very different in their spiritual beliefs, God/gods, and their religious practices. The Jews and the Hindus were quite different in their spiritual beliefs....   [tags: Judaism, Religion, Hinduism, God]

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What Does Self Sacrifice Affect A Followers Overall Performance?

- Leadership varies in many different organizations. The success of each organization generally relies on the support the leader gets from his or her employees. Each leader is commonly required to set goals for their employees in order for the company or organization to excel. Leaders are more than often criticized due to the lack of support or favouritism they produce in the organization, causing the success rate to decline. This leads to self sacrifice and leader effectiveness. Many leaders generally self sacrifice in order for the organization to achieve certain goals and expectations it may have....   [tags: Leadership, Scientific method, Theory, Management]

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No Way Blm Want 's Their Followers Of Being Ignorant And Black Enough

- Fredrick Wilson No Way BLM Want 's Their Followers To Be Ignorant and "Black Enough" Three years ago the Black Lives Matter movement was born . BLM came into being on July 13, 2013, after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black youth walking home in Florida That night, activist Alicia Garza wrote: “We don’t deserve to be killed with impunity. We need to love ourselves and fight for a world where black lives matter.” Her friend Patrisse Cullors attached a hashtag to the words, and with that #BlackLivesMatter and it 's organization was born....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, White people]

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Jim John's Religious Infection

- Religious infection and traditionalism is evident earlier and after the establishment of the people’s temple. At his early age, Jimmy Jones was much interested in death as well as beliefs. He killed small faunae to serve as the subjects of death ceremonials. For instance, he slaughtered a cat and organized for its burial ceremony. Religious drew many people across racial and economic status lines to the people’s temple. Population growth was witnessed within five years since the people’s temple was begun....   [tags: mass suicude, followers, church]

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How Technology has Changed Our Relationships

- How technology has changed our relationships Technology has improved our way of living. Due to many advances of technology most Americans will not be able to live without it. The most impactful revolution that has occurred to the social life of a regular American is the Digital Revolution. The revolution brought new ways to communicate. With Social Media Americans can now connect to friends and family members across the world with ease. Many mediums of communication have been born out of the Digital Revolution....   [tags: social media, communication, followers]

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Strengths Based Leadership

- In this book, the authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie examine the question “What are the keys to being an effective leader?” To answer this question they had a team that reviewed data collected from Gallup polls. The data came from interviews from 20,000 senior leaders, over a million teams and more than fifty years of Gallup Polls of the most admired leaders in the world. The authors then had the team do a study of more than 10,000 followers to find out why they follow the influential leaders in their life....   [tags: stengths, team, followers, needs, people]

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Leadership As A Leader Follower Relationship

- Learning to Lead “True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence, and that can’t be mandated. It must be earned” (Maxwell, 1998, p. 4). Leaders who successfully earn the respect, appreciation, and admiration of their followers unlock opportunities for growth and open doors to greatness that may remain closed and locked otherwise. Great leaders rely on their influence to build and leverage relational equity so that together, the leader and his or her followers can achieve exponentially more than they ever could have as individuals....   [tags: Leadership, Social influence, Skill]

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Relationship Between Leader And Follower Relationship

- Introduction This chapter will focus on the literature review of the research. The main gist is to examine the in-depth dynamic interactions between leader and follower relationship, and how the accord can be a contributory factor in affecting work conditions and environment whether it is positively or negatively. The probe into the secondary literature or research can further provide a deeper understanding of this vital connection between the involved parties. By delving into the intricacies of each component, one can learn an intellectual acuity the relevancy of each constituent and its roles in the development of this essential relationship....   [tags: Leadership, Scientific method, Fred Fiedler, Skill]

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An Effective Follower And Being A Successful Leader

- Before ever taking the positions of a great leader everyone must learn to follow. Learning to follow is a great step in the ladder to becoming a successful leader. Being an effective follower and being a successful leader have multiple characteristics in common. There are five characteristics that pop out at me when I think of someone that is a very great follower and on their way to becoming a very efficient leader, these being motivated, accountable, the ability to recognize and seize an opportunity, coachable, and ambitious....   [tags: Management, Employment, Leadership, Attribute]

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Why I Chose to Be a Christian

- People may think I had no choice in becoming a Christian since I born and raised in a Christian family. It is true that I accepted the fact that I was sent to this world as His beloved daughter and as a disciple without doubt as I acknowledged myself as a daughter of my physical parents. Having parents that serve God as other missionaries would do and living in spiritually healthy environment made everything too easy for me to become a Christian. However, there have been special leads of the Lord and my unshakable obedient to those callings to truly become a committed Christian as right now....   [tags: obedient, child, follower, teach]

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Personal Narrative: My Transformation from a Non-Believer to a Follower of God

- I have long believed that God was a tale, a story, a Santa Claus or maybe worse, that he did not even exist. Now, I have drastically changed my mind and I strongly believe that He exists, guides, helps, and cares for those who have followed and supported him. By believe I mean, to accept as true or real, to credit with veracity, to expect or suppose, to have firm confidence, to have trust, and overall, to have faith, something special and unique which make us free. That is the way as believe in Him now… I know that the fact of believing is something personal, very personal, and nobody can confirm or verify God´s existence, even science, but from my point of view, He is real....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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The Second Concept Leaders Of The Civil Rights Movement

- The second concept leaders must account for which followers are accustomed. All three leaders discussed above had an easier transition, because all three countries were familiar with male leaders. This is typical because male leaders are sought to give stability and safety (Thoroughgood). Germany and Cuba would not have accepted anything other than a strong and confident male leader. Jim Jones’ situation was slightly different in the way that there were male leaders on both sides of the civil rights movement; however, leader speak out so strongly in support for desegregation would have been a strong pull....   [tags: Leadership, Management]

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Leadership and Followership

- One of the most important components of leadership is the leader. A leader is responsible for his or her followers and the overall goal of the group or organization. Leaders are the people held accountable or everything that happens, good or bad. On the other hand, the second major component of leadership is the followers. Without followers, a leader would be worthless. Followers make up the backbone of a leader because they are the masses that get goals accomplished. A leader is just one person, but the number of followers is countless....   [tags: critical thinking is key]

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Types of Leadership Styles

- “Leadership style is a pattern of behaviors leaders” used over time as perceived by others’ Blanchard et al., (2008). Hersey and Blanchard argued (Mark 1997) “major factors affect an individual’s response to leadership is the amount of direction and support the leader provides”. As of Blanchard et al.,(2008) “situational leadership styles are divided into four groups: directing, supporting, coaching and delegating”. Based on the writer’s opinion got from articles especially Hersey and Blanchard Articles, the below examples define more in depth what this styles are and how the leader can identify a situation and apply the best leadership style....   [tags: directing, delegating, support]

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Religion Is An Important Social Institution

- Religion Paper A religion is a set of beliefs that a person holds and these beliefs actually defy a person’s life. Religion is the belief in one or more gods and ever religion has teachings that that have been prescribed to the followers. Religion is defined as ‘a particular system of faith and worship’ or ‘the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.’ Religion is one of the main elements that has divided this world mainly into Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and etc....   [tags: Religion, God, Islam, Human]

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A Leader 's Influence On Human Trafficking

- John Maxwell once said “leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” There are many different types of leaders in this world; leaders who empower others and leaders who believe they are, but really aren’t. A leader who empowers her followers through her organizations, her books, her preaching, her teachings, and even through the way she lives her life is Christine Caine. She travels around the world preaching the Gospel as a motivational speaker, has written several books to empower Christians to pursue more of Christ and fulfill their destiny, and leads three different organizations while also being a wife and a mother to two young girls...   [tags: Leadership, Management, Fiedler contingency model]

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Leadership As A Group Of People Or Organization

- The definition of leadership is “leadership is the activity of leading a group of people or organization or the ability to do this (What is leadership, 2015).” Leadership is also about helping followers that are gifted in many areas to concentrate on the organization’s true mission. A true leader helps motivate followers into seeing the future of the organization and breaks down the true vision to make it understandable by all. Leadership includes motivating, teaching, coaching, building on the diversity within an organization, helping, directing, and many other aspects....   [tags: Leadership, Ethics, Ethical leadership, Management]

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Leadership that Empowers: How Strategic Planning Relates to Followership

- In the article, “Leadership That Empowers: How Strategic Planning relates to Followership.” Brumm, & Drury, (2013), investigate the connection between leadership planning and its effect on followership. During the previous class much of the discussion centered on empowerment. It was clear that one of the attributes of a competent director is the ability to empower members. This article examined the outcome of strategic planning and its effects on followers. According to Burns (1978) “Followers need leaders and leaders need followers” (as cited in Brumm & Drury 2013, p.17)....   [tags: Brumm & Drury, article analysis]

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Three Characterisitcs for Being a Good Leaders

- ... This is because understanding the other's motives will help them not feel betrayed. Think of what would happen if there wasn't honesty in a leadership. The leader could keep secrets from it's followers and then it would not be a democracy anymore but would lead to something more like a dictatorship. This could easily lead to disastrous mishaps that would have negative impacts on the leadership. Being honest with each other can lead to a happy and more emotionally healthy environment. For the people will feel confident in their leader and hopeful in the outcome of future events....   [tags: honesty, confidence, delegate]

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Components of Transformational Leadership Theory

- ... Qualitative evaluation of the questionnaires indicated that leaders could act as role models in promoting teamwork, mutual respect, and organizational commitment to achieve success. In fact, in a recent study of nursing care at a large Belgian hospital revealed greater commitment to patient safety and quality of care was attained through behavioral influence from head nurses (Lievens, 2014, p. 653). Inspirational motivation consists of vision communication to followers, fostering follower identification with the vision, and motivating them to acquire a cohesive sense of purpose....   [tags: influence, motivation, employees]

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Strategies For A Leader 's Vision, Trust Within An Organization For Successful Outcomes

- Strategies for Implementation Strategic implementations for a leader’s vision, wisdom and trust within an organization for successful outcomes. This portion of the paper will address the need for companies to have effective leaders, the importance of a leaders’ self-care, and about the critical factors of having participative followers in an organization. Without a balance of proactive and effective leadership, self-care, and having followers that work with their leaders, organizations would fail to achieve goals and thrive in the business world....   [tags: Leadership, Management, David, Saul]

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The Great News Of Matthew

- The Great News Of Matthew The book of Matthew is meaningful in all different aspects of Christ’s followers. The book of Matthew was written to show Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the King of the Jews, from the line of David. It was also written to show the Jews that Jesus Christ is coming back. The small story that is derived from Matthew 24:45-51, talks about the Faithful and Unfaithful servant. To embrace Matthew 's way of revealing God, it helps to be open to the following set of values or spiritual orientations (Viviano, Benedict 1)....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Messiah, Gospel of Matthew]

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Jim Jones' Genocide in Jonestown, Guyana

- “Never Forget” is the slogan for such atrocities as The Holocaust, The September 11th attacks and all Genocide worldwide in a way to remember and prevent future events. Little did we know that in Jonestown, Guyana, a holocaust-like killing would take place Saturday November 18th 1976. That date will be a day many will “Never Forget.” Jim Jones was a religious fanatic who started The Peoples Church. He preached socialistic views and lies to gain followers. With increasing paranoia he moved to Guyana with a thousand followers , most would never leave Jonestown again, but to be killed in a mass “suicide.”(Contemporary American Religion) Although The Peoples Church seemed to be a peaceful, lov...   [tags: murder, cult, suicide]

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The Great Man Theory : Leadership And Personality Traits

- Introduction Leadership can be traced back to many ideologies over the history of time. There have been individuals that have achieved great success and accomplishments through inspiring others to believe and follow their leadership. This paper will explain some of the theories that philosophically explain how those great people inspired others to believe in their vision and goals. Great Man Theory The Great Man Theory was a further developed and explained my historian Thomas Carlyle. This theory suggests that great men are a born and not developed....   [tags: Leadership, Fiedler contingency model]

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Approaches to Contemporary Leadership

- ... Generally, LMX 7 scores are considered to be very high between 30 and 35, high between 25 and 29, moderate between 20 and 24, low between 15-19, and very low 7-14. I had a score of 32, which falls under the upper score category or range of this instrument used to describe and prescribe leadership. Based on the results of this exercise, I have stronger, high-quality interactions with my subordinates or followers. This implies that my leadership style tends to be effective when working with in-group members or subordinates, who carry out their respective tasks based on their employment tasks....   [tags: transformational, transactional, laissez-faire]

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Transformational Leadership : What Makes A Great Leader?

- Pseudo-Transformational Leadership Everyone has their definition of what makes a great leader. Some individuals base it on values, character, and ethics that a leader demonstrates. Others believe that leaders are born; that their ability to lead is natural, something that cannot be taught. Hollander and Julian (1969), argued that it is possible leaders are risen from situations, stating “there are no absolute leaders, since successful leadership must always take into account the specific requirements imposed by the nature of the group” (para 13)....   [tags: Leadership, Sociology, Transactional leadership]

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Allan Moyle's Pump Up the Volume

- In Allan Moyle’s movie Pump Up the Volume (1990), the protagonist of the movie, Mark Hunter, hosts an anonymous radio talk show that addresses the various flaws within the educational system. Though, Mark had not understood how large of an impact his talk show had upon the student body at Hubert Humphrey High School, student’s respond to the suggestions of action that Mark imposes, leading to a social movement against the school. In the beginning of the movie viewers witness the first followers of Mark’s talk show, as a few students’ from Hubert Humphrey High School gather in a baseball field to listen to the show on the radio (Pump Up the Volume)....   [tags: film analysis]

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Islam, Judaism, And Christianity

- Although distinctive religions, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity share several aspects and concepts, while differing in many principles and beliefs. Centered around revelations of the Prophet Muhammad, Islam was founded thousands of years ago. According to Mary Fisher, author of Living Religions, followers of Islam are commonly referred to as Muslims (Fisher, 2008 p. 381). Very similar to the structures of both Christianity and Judaism, Islam is a monotheistic religion, where worshipers believe in a single God, commonly referred to as Allah, according to Mary Fisher (Fisher, 2008 p....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Jesus, Islam]

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Understanding Leadership

- In order to write a paper on the “leadership development” I had to put a deep effort in understanding the phrase. To understand it more vaguely I also took a class of leadership held in my college as it was going to help me in the expansion of my professional life as well. The course of this class would help the students to learn how leaders could be developed and how can they develop the leadership within them. While taking the course I had several questions in my mind like what qualities should lead you towards better leadership....   [tags: Professional Development]

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Evaluating The Effect of Personal Identity Development on Leadership Quality

- Leadership can be interpreted as how a person view him/herself as a reflection on his/her behavior and relationship towards others. The two main attributes of a leadership system are the leaders and their followers. The dynamics of relationship between a leader and his/her followers is often an indicator of the leadership quality. Incidentally, the dynamics of this relationship will much likely be affected by one’s self-concept. Thus, it is possible that leader’s and followers’ personal identity can act as both mediator and moderator of the interconnection between leaders and followers, and how they behave to construct the leadership system (Knippenberg, Cremer & Hogg, 2004)....   [tags: leadership systems]

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An Evaluation Of An Aircraft Emergency And The Leadership

- Every situation in the modern military has its own risks associated with it that are to be expected by its members. For the purpose of this assignment we will analyze an aircraft emergency and the leadership that takes place to mitigate and respond to the situation. More specifically our example we will use a KC-130, which has a crew of two pilots, two loadmasters, and one advanced crew stations operator. In this situation a junior officer will be in command of the plane and it will be his or hers responsibility to respond appropriately to an emergency while airborne to ensure the safety of not only themselves but that of there subordinates....   [tags: Risk, Decision making, Decision theory, Flipism]

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Not Everyone Can Be a Servant Leader

- There are ten characteristics of a servant leader: listening (communication between leaders and followers as an interactive process that includes sending and receiving messages), empathy (“standing in the shoes” of another person and seeing the world from their point of view), healing (to make whole by caring about the well-being of their followers), awareness (being acutely attuned and receptive to physical, social and political environments), persuasion (clear and persistent communication that convinces someone to change), conceptualization (ability to be a visionary for an organization and providing a clear sense of its goals and direction), foresight (ability to know the future and predi...   [tags: Servant Leadership]

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Personal Leadership Philosophy

- In developing this idea of what leadership is, I examined what was most important to me in being a leader. Since leadership is such a broad term, this could not be a process whereby I could generalize leadership for everyone. Rather, the task is to determine who I am as a leader. I asked myself, what is it that shapes the vision. What are the factors that comprise a leader, and what makes these things add up to create something larger than ourselves as leaders. Thoughtful reflections on these things lead me to generate the following definition of leadership: Leadership is about more than simply having followers; it is not a title, and it is not achieved by just following a few p...   [tags: definition of leadership]

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The Situational Theory Approach And Contingency Approach

- The situational theory approach and contingency approach are both two major types of leaders approach that researchers have studied for several years. Northhouse (2013, p.99) stated that, “the premise of the theory is that different situations demand different kinds of leadership”. For simple understanding it means that leaders have to be able to switch and adapt their style as different situation arise. Situational approach is broken down into two main dimensions, which is the directive (task) and supportive (relationship) behaviours....   [tags: Leadership, Management]

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Animal Farm: The Three Things a Dictator Needs to Succeed

- A dictator is an authoritarian, often totalitarian ruler who assumes sole power over his state. They have an extraordinary amount of personal power, especially the power to make laws without effective restraint by a legislative assembly. Dictators need many essential elements to succeed. There are three elements that the dictator, Napoleon has in the society in Animal Farm. The three essential elements that a dictator needs to succeed are loyal supporters, followers who are ignorant, and a scapegoat....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Steps of the Leadership Process

- I find a new job an exhilarating feeling. However, when I walk into a new environment the mixed feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, and a tinged of fear. I am knowledgable and quite an expertise in the field of employee development. Yet, the question I always ask myself is how I can influence my new follower to buy into my vision and accomplish the goals at hand. I know good leaders are made not born. Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2013)....   [tags: skills, communication, goals]

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Who Is The Servant Leader?

- Being a leader, one’s followers will not want a servant leader who is dishonest; this specifies or shows that servant leaders must also have credibility, and along with honesty, integrity, and sincerity is essential to servant leadership. Followers should consider their servant leader to be knowledgeable and highly skillful as a leader in regards to organizational main goals and central business operations. Servant leaders also need to be able to influence their followers through ability to model behavior and relationships....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Decision making]

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Reaching the Sacred Through Ritual: Understanding the Ohio State Football Culture

- Using these themes discussed above, I argue that people can transcend and experience some form of the sacred. In using the term sacred, I am not attributing any special power or force behind it, but rather a sense of being that is above ordinary day-to-day time. This is achieved two levels, as an individual, both as a player and follower/fan, and as a collective body. I have already discusses how rituals allow individuals to form community, but I argue that through ritual the sacred can be reached through flow experience....   [tags: Sports]

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The Importance of Trust in Leadership

- We all have studied great leaders and when asked, we can cite their names and quote them in an instant. However, most certainly, we can also think of someone we would describe as a bad leader. The common trait among the bad leaders that I have worked with was their lack of trustworthiness. These leaders were deemed untrustworthy because they would tell people what they wanted to hear, not the truth. They would articulate one thing to one employee and something else to another employee. They would pass their employee’s work off as their own....   [tags: Leadership ]

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Ghandi: An Exemplary Leader

- ... Gandhi also took the initiative to see the different lives of the people who needed his leadership. Ghandi observed their living conditions and saw how they struggled to survive. His passion drove change. All of the leadership qualities that Ghandi exhibited leaded to a movement of change. He changed the way his followers allowed themselves to live, he was able to empower them to be non-violent participants and active members of their society. How did his leadership change while he was in South Africa....   [tags: Equality, Peace, India]

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The Importance Of A Leader Needs Establish A Quality Mentoring Program

- My research was conducted on the importance of strengthening others. As leaders we must be willing to share power, build confidence and monitor progression, (Kouzes and Posner, 2012). By sharing power the subordinates are learning to adapt and develop, (Kouzes and Posner, 2012). They are being exposed to challenges that develop problem solving skills and inspire new ideas. Trust is also gained by sharing power. Through increased responsibility the followers will gain a sense of pride and self-ownership in the project....   [tags: Problem solving, Leadership, Management, Challenge]

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The Need for Transformation Leadership in the Asia Company

- "Some say the world will end in fire, some say ice"; so begins the famous poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost. A similar theme can be found in the art exhibition "Coal and Fire" produced by the Asia Society and displayed at Three Shadows, a prestigious gallery located in Beijing, as reported in The New York Times on Thursday by Edward Wong. Photos taken by David Breashears of melting glaciers combined with photographs the ocean and of miners mainly in China and the U.S,, inspired the showing, coordinated by Susan Meisales and Jereon de Vries....   [tags: Business Management ]

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