A Leadership Role Model

2025 Words Jan 12th, 2011 9 Pages
A leadership role model: Uncle George by Luis De La Cruz

Abstract
Leadership is a human quality made up of inborn and acquired attributes that can influence and transform the behavior of other human beings. This essay identifies leadership attributes and behavior of one individual and will attempt to explain how his influence on the people touched by his leadership style and behavior shaped my personal leadership style I will use a process of analysis that will integrate prevalent leadership theories to support reasonable conclusions. However, the judgments, assertions and conclusions are limited to a personal but objective observation of the actions and behavior of one individual over a segment of his lifetime.
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He walked this behavioral line during a growth stage of both families, maintaining a nourishing hand open to anyone in need of support and guidance. He was a contingency leader adapting to situations and using different leadership styles flexibly (Fiedler and Garcia, 1987).
At work, my uncle George chose pharmaceutical sales, as a career it was a natural choice after working as a pharmacist assistant for years before the sales position move and distinguished himself with his gregarious personality, story telling, a contagious sense of humor combined with stage presence and a baritone singing voice. Armed with charisma and a nourishing personality this people oriented person (McGregor, 1960) began to enjoy the fruits of promotion, sharing financial gains with all family members, becoming the brother, the uncle and the relative to go to when in need. Uncle George inquired freely about everyone whereabouts, gave free advise and encourage dreams and achievements. Sometimes, introducing payback as the carrot and effort as the stick (Wren, 2004) for those he saw able of accomplishment and spiritual energy of trust in the Lord and Lady Luck to those he thought needed powerful forces to come to the rescue. At any rate, in uncle George's eyes, everyone was entitled to the pot at the end of the rainbow and for
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