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Comparing and Contrasting Dark and Light LeadersTiana Scott MGT 440: The Dark Side of LeadershipInstructor: June 04, 2020 1
Effective leadership can be a multifaceted issue. When viewing management, most people tend to concentrate on the small management (ethical) side. However, there is an entirely different side to it. This additional side is identified as the dark (unethical) side of management. If you desire to learn management as a whole, you want to have a solid comprehension of both sides. Leaders who possess dark leadership qualities need to assure that they change their leadership style into a lighter (ethical) style. In this essay, you will learn about two famous leaders. Furthermore, I will compare and contrast both, the first one is the light (ethical) leader, and the second one is the dark (unethical) leader by providing a brief background on each leader, describingand defining the leadership style that both individuals. The first leader to consider a noticeable light (ethical) leader in history is Abraham Lincoln. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States. He was well-known for several of the superb achievements that he achieved as an ethical leader. Firstly, President Lincoln endorsed the Emancipation Proclamation into law that declared that all slaves connected with the Confederacy are free slaves in 1863 (The White House, n.d.). He thought that all people should be free and not judged based on their skin color. Furthermore, President Lincoln taught compassion and heartfelt mentality by trying to secure the trust and respect from each person throughouthis term as President (Root, 1920).Abraham Lincoln was a paternalistic leadership. Lincoln used this leadership style because he understood that everyone should be free despite skin color or citizenship. 2
He also thought that everyone warrants the right to make his or her own choices in life. Lincoln was able to use the positive ways and expressions of his leadership abilities to lead people to independence, which secured the independence we have today. Abraham Lincoln has shown the paternalistic leadership style many times leading up to his death. By far, his most significant paternalistic leadership style was that he believed that all people should be free by believing in the Emancipation Proclamation.