Week 1 Leadership 2 - expects his employees to be...

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According to the article below, the following are the 9 traits of an effective leader: 1. Trust 2. Respect 3. Vision 4. Self Confidence 5. Communication Skills 6. Enthusiasm 7. Feedback 8. Ability to fill commitments 9. A focus on growing more leaders In my opinion and based on the Microsoft case in our text, I would say that the trait that had the greatest impact on Bill Gates’ success is self confidence. Without that he would have given up when everyone else including IBM was so focused on hardware. He strived to convince IBM to put his operating system on their PC’s and he was only in his 20’s at the time. His confidence is what makes it possible for his to be as the article describes a demanding boss who encourages creativity. He does not just meekly sit at his desk and hope his employees are on task. He
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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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