leadership - the same. The determination not to accept...

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MGT 415 In my opinion, I believe that the best quote that defines leadership out of the ones given is the one by Admiral Arleigh A. Burke that says “Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.” The reason why I like this one is because it mentions understanding people, which is something we didn’t quite go over during our last class. If you don’t understand the people you are working with, it makes it that much more difficult for them to trust and follow you. It also mentions that working together to complete a task, which I think is important to a leader. Another thing that this quote mentions that we didn’t talk about in class is the “determination not to accept failure.” As a leader your emotions and actions can be carried over to their followers. If a leader strongly feels that the task can be completed, the followers will feel
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Unformatted text preview: the same. The determination not to accept failure is important because the followers will feel this was it the leader can successfully communicate this. One thing that isnt mentioned in this, that I saw in another quote, is what John Kenneth Galbraith said about the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. I think this is also pretty important because it mentions that the leader isnt just taking the easier road, but instead moving forward by confronting tasks that people are usually too uneasy about. One quote I didnt quite agree with was the quote by Grace Murray Hopper that said You manage things, you lead people. Its not that I didnt agree with this quote, its just that I feel that there is so much more to be said about a leader than that. In a way I agree with, at least parts, all the quotes mentioned. There are some, though, that could include more or just need to be rephrased....
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course MGT 415 taught by Professor Cowan during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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