Student makes some insightful remarks about leadership. For example, he emphasizes the need for leaders to lead by their own examples and that developing a practical friendship among followers can enhance upward influence. A healthcare worker was also highlighted by the student as a leader who organized a group to complete projects, without asking for guidance from upper management.
The student’s preferred leadership theory is the trait theory, which emphasizes individual traits such as intelligence, creativity, and personal values as key factors for leadership success. This student believes that the theory of great men, in which all leaders are innate, is too limited.
Students have listed the qualities that make an effective leader, including self-management skills, good communication, accountability and goal-setting, as well as the ability to deal with complex situations. Student also describes a plan for leadership that involves communicating a mission, setting goals and developing strategies to reach those goals.
The student concludes by identifying Elon Musk, as a great leader. He cites his creativity, independence and ability to solve problems. Two relevant references are cited to support the student’s points.