The Qualities Of A Leader

979 WordsApr 18, 20164 Pages
“A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself,” said Joel Barker. Where would we be today in history, business, and life if not for the leaders we have followed to get here? Leaders are everywhere; they are running our country, leading our work department, and leading our class lines. The beauty of leadership is that everyone’s definition and preferred style is and can be different. When choosing a leader to write this paper on I knew exactly who to choose for two reasons. First, the leadership style is attractive to me and I know it most resembles the style I use when exercising my leadership roles. Secondly, and maybe more importantly, we both share a passion for all things coffee. “In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic,” said Howard Schultz, chairman and chief executive officer of Starbucks. Howard is not only a man of power and wisdom, but a man who demonstrates personal authenticity of his own. A key quality that has lead to his success in the business world and made him a recognizable leader today. Howard was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 19th, 1953. Growing up he was no stranger to the struggles of living life on a near poverty level. His parents struggled to provide the

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