Leader Research Paper
Buena Vista University
Kelsie Jo Knudson
People become leaders in many different ways. They may have been appointed a leadership position, or they may have demonstrated enough skill and knowledge so they are able to emerge into a leadership role. Sometimes, there can be a combination of the two. They demonstrated a great deal of knowledge, skill, and passion for something long enough that followers appointed them power to allow a chance to spark some action. This is exactly how Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to become the Governor of California. Schwarzenegger has had multiple successful careers that have given him a well-rounded background and enabled people from multiple cultural, educational, and occupational backgrounds to look to him as a leader in many different aspects. This paper will reflect and discuss the accomplishments and failures of Schwarzenegger’s past and present leadership roles and will predict some possibilities he may be capable of in any future positions.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Early Years
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Graz, Austria on July 30th, 1947. He always showed interest in sports, and was a promising soccer player. While training to become a better high school athlete, Schwarzenegger discovered his passion for what would bring his world to life: body building. He began to study more about anatomy and nutrition to fully understand how the body worked and how to train in order to have the best results. Schwarzenegger’s main goal throughout all of his training was to someday be able to leave his country and become successful in America.
After graduating high school in 1965, Schwarzenegger joined the Austrian army in hopes to save some money for his move to the United States. During his enlisted time, he entered and won his first bodybuilding competition and became Mr. Junior Europe. However, he left his army base without permission... [continues]
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