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You are seen as a highly regarded figure and people often turn to you for advice and guidance. Many people started to get tired of walking and wanted to give in and ride the busses. So he gave an uplifting sermon about a woman in the community. She was a 70 year old woman that would walk 12 miles every day with a cane to work. She didn’t complain nor did she quit. So he says, “If she can walk we will all walk. We will march.” This gives the community a sense of unity. If a 70 year old woman can walk to work every day anyone can. So this gives you an inspirational image to forge forward and keep the purpose of the boycott alive. In a later sermon he shows the audience a check that they have received from Mobile, Alabama of $500.43 to help out with the boycott and the expenses. He breaks down that the 43 cents signifies more is coming. For the audience this shows them that they aren’t alone in this and that other communities are willing to help their cause. So this has developed a network outside of their current organization, intellectual stimulation. When people’s shoes began to wear down and they couldn’t afford new ones he took up a shoes collection and those shoes were given to people who needed new ones. So that was a roadblock which he attended to. So as you can see there are many skills and attributes that go into being an effective leader. Both Martin Luther King Jr. and Reverend Ralph Abernathy exhibited the characteristics of transformational leaders. They did this through charisma, individualized consideration, inspiration, and intellectual stimulation. They had no fear and were there for the people and not just as a leader who are on the outside. But they were rather inclusive to the situation rather than exclusive sitting on the side. They were active participants through the duration of the boycott which after 381 days prevailed.
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