BUS 302 Leadership Assessment_PAPER_STRAYER_UNI - Students Name Course name and number Instructors name Date of submission BUS 302 LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT

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Student’s Name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date of submission BUS 302 LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT ASSIGNMENT Due Week 8 and worth 300 points Character—what a powerful word. Whether applied to a nation, community, business or individual, it’s a fundamental part of our being and behavior … and it exists on a spectrum ranging from vacuous to valiant. Its form and foundation lie at the intersection of our values, ideals, words, perspectives, promises, and actions. And with what is at stake in our upcoming elections, prioritizing the character of our candidates should be as significant as assessing their positions and policies. Leadership requires what Aristotle called “ excellence of character ” ( êthikai aretai ), commonly translated as “moral virtue.” It’s the baseline from which everything and everyone should be judged. Whether a CEO, an educator, or a mom … it’s the character at the top that influences the culture and determines the ultimate success or demise of an organization, community or home. In terms of our country, it’s our President more than any one person who must most profoundly personify the character of our nation. President Obama summoned America’s “moral virtue” last week when he officially proclaimed Sept. 11 “Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.” He asked us to reclaim our abiding spirit of compassion by serving our communities in an ongoing capacity, if even in the slightest acts of kindness. And through a sustained attitude of compassion and action we will

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