Leadership qualities and styles of leadership

  1. While individuals are responsible for their own character development, leaders are responsible for encouraging, supporting, and assessing the efforts of their people. Leaders of character can develop only through continual study, reflection, experience, and feedback. Leaders hold themselves and subordinates to the highest standards. The standards and values then spread throughout the team, unit, or organization and ultimately throughout the unit. Based on Harvey’s (2008) passage: ‘Let it never be said that in a day of action you turned your backs on the foe; let the evening no longer triumph” (p. 58), which leadership qualities did Washington display in evoking his soldiers to stay the course and why? 2. Based on your analysis of the battles for Philadelphia through German town through the winter in Valley Forge, was Washington effective in transitioning between the three main leadership styles? Give examples for each leadership style observed.




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