Leadership Styles Paper

Leadership Styles Paper - Penta 1 On my honor as a...

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Penta 1 On my honor as a University of Colorado at Boulder student I have neither given nor received unauthorized assistance on this work. X Stephen Penta 11-13-07
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Penta 2 Leadership Styles Douglas MacArthur was a leader in both the First World War and in the Second World War. MacArthur made it evident that he would lead from the front. MacArthur is known mostly for his antics in the Philippines during WWII, but he also served in WWI where he earned many medals including two purple hearts. He was the most decorated officer during the war and continued his legacy in WWII. MacArthur led his men although he sometimes struggled with giving the proper vision. This is seen in an order he sent to one of his commanders saying, “Bob, I want you to take Buna, or not come back alive…And that goes for your Chief of Staff, too.” Even with this struggle, MacArthur did know how to instill a vision into the people around him. His “I came through and shall return” speech (referring to his escape from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines) not only came true, but also raised the moral of the men serving with him and the people back in the U.S. This demonstrated MacArthur’s ability with ethos and pathos. MacArthur created credibility to the point where people actually believed he would retake a Japanese invaded Philippines right after he had been forced out. Also, he appealed to the hearts of the men around him and the people back home by caring for what he was doing. Another feat MacArthur accomplished was being a good father. Although he would have military ties his entire life, he wanted to be a great man to his
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Penta 3 family. This is evidenced when he said, “By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder—infinitely prouder—to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the
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