The Importance Of Autocratic And Transformational Leadership Styles

1736 WordsFeb 26, 20157 Pages
Throughout the world there are notable leaders. Each leader is different in their directorial approach; different leaders have different goals, abilities and techniques to achieve effectiveness. This paper will breakdown Andrew Carnegies road to becoming one of the richest and most generous individuals throughout history. This paper will validate that his autocratic and transformational leadership styles, personality and abilities are responsible for his success and legacy in the 20th century. Charles R. Morris stated "What we think of as the modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, the tycoons behind the period of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet. They are, quite literally, the founding fathers of our economy - and, thus, of modern America" (Morris, 2005). Carnegie who basically built the American Steel industry has arguably contributed more than any person to push America into the modern age. Born into an underprivileged Scottish household Carnegie impressed his family with ambition and curiosity for Andrew the more he learned the more he sought to know, and the more he knew the more he acted on what he learned. During his years as a messenger, Carnegie taught himself the art of telegraphy. This was merited to some of his fellow workers that introduced him to Col. James
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