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Unformatted text preview: expects his employees to be thick-skinned, informed, and vocal. These are all characteristics that go hand in hand with self confidence. His confidence also gives him the ability to interrupt presentations to question fact and assumptions and challenge his team members during their meetings. He welcomes people to take the challenge and stand up and fight for their ideas with logical answers to his questions. It is evident that Bill Gates has many of the traits that it takes to be an effective leader, but without self confidence, I do not believe that he would have been able to rise to the richest man in the world who co-operates the most successful charitable foundation. He truly is a visionary leader of his time. Source: http://www.allbusiness.com/corporate-governance/439195-1.html...
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- Fall '09