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Discussion Questions 5 - 3. What percent of US workers do...

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Discussion Questions 5 1. Should leaders be well-rounded? Why or why not? Overall the answer is no. A leader who is well-rounded will at a basic level become mediocre as the author put it. Being well-rounded makes a leader focus partly on all aspects instead of becoming great at a certain aspect. No one leader has great strength in every aspect of leadership, and so that leader cannot use every tool. A leader needs to focus on his or her strengths in order to lead effectively. 2. What does the author mean by “leading my imitation”? There have been many great leaders in the past, and some leaders today try to emulate these great predecessors. The example the author gives shows how a boss tries to use aspects from many leaders such as Lincoln, his CEO, and books written by past leaders. The author shows that many leaders today try to imitate other leader’s skills into their own leadership settings, and strive to be just like those leaders.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. What percent of US workers do what they do best every day? According to the author, US workers report that 32 percent have the opportunity to do what they do best every day at work. They are also second, next to India at 36 percent, as a nation to have the highest amount of workers who have this opportunity. This means that the vast majority do not have this opportunity. 4. What did the Judge and Hurst study reveal about self-confidence? Judge and Hurst discovered that people who gain self-confidence at an early age are overall better off. These people tend to have a higher income, and according to a 2004 study that amount could be as high as $12,821 more annually than the average income. Also, self-confidence leads to a healthier life. They explain that a group with high self-evaluation or confidence in 1979 reported having fewer health problems 25 years later in 2004....
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