Eight Leadership Characteristics

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The contextual factors that I think affected these eight leaders were definitely affected by some, if not all, of the examples given above. These eight personalities/leaders all managed to shine or not shine in different ways, but no question, had say, Franklin Roosevelt or King David lived in the times that we live in today they might not have been able to utilize their strengths that they were able to in their time periods. When we look at these eight great leaders we see that they are all characterized with different leadership strengths, but we do see many shared contextual backgrounds. I believe that they all interact by way of historical era and the suffering they experienced in life which are uniting fronts and of great importance when …show more content…
Napoleon success and great leadership came about because he was power hungry, loved fame, arrived at a time when no one expected him, and for the reason that he was able to control two things that Clausewitz the greatest writer on the nature of war defines success in battle 1) Mutual transformation of forces in conflict and 2) keeping in control. His national background together with his upbringing affected him as a leader. Though in addition to his nature, and focus as a leader part of his success was due to his military career that without most probably would not have allowed him to be the leader that he was.
• King David- A leader with charisma like no other. Today, over 2,000 years later King David is still revered around the world regardless of religion. Why? As we know King David’s life’s foundation was that of suffering. He was a man who seemed to get no break or rest and when he does his son nearly kills him. Yet he was a great leader because he fought wars head on, he was not afraid of battle and his desire to do good matched no other. I think what most affected King David as a leader was his connection to G-d, his focus on leadership, and wanting to understand his

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