Leadership Analysis : Martin Luther King Jr.

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FINAL ESSAY EDAD _ 1130-002 I would like to start off with one of my favorite quote, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." --Martin Luther King Jr. Is there not one standard definition of leadership? No. If you look up “Leadership Definition” in a Google and in .28 secs you get 458,000,000 results. Despite this number, I don’t think that finding the actually definition is the hardest part but finding the actions of a leader and implementing is. I tried searching the definition of leadership by looking and observing others at first but then I came to realize that there is no single definition for leadership. I had to find it within me. Then I sat down to figure out what leadership is meant for me and not for anyone else. Everyone has their own perspective, views and values. But according to me, my definition for leadership tilts towards the capacity to direct myself and impact people around me, setting a good example expected practices, and influencing qualities so everybody feels satisfied. When I am dealing with ongoing challenges and changes, and I am in a situation with no means of knowing what comes next, no one can be expected to have all the answers or rule the team with an iron fist. It just doesn’t work for day-to-day operations. Sometimes a deadline is a long series of obstacles and opportunities coming at you, and you need every bit of your collective hearts and
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