Burke/Winfrey Essay

Topics: Leadership Pages: 2 (1206 words) Published: May 8, 2013
Please write your 2-3 page essays with a well written introduction, three main lessons that you learned from EACH leader with examples, supportive evidence and a conclusion. You may compare/contrast leadership styles and actions. I am interested in what you have learned as a result of your reading/watching videos and research. You do not have to cover the leader’s history. As mentioned above, the bulk of your paper should show how you can personally apply the learning to your life experiences. How can you use this learning in your leadership situation http://mlawrenceed614.blogspot.com/2010/09/leadership-qualities.html Oprah is a great entertainer and leader. She worked her way to the top. She runs a magazine, a tv show, opened an Academy for Girls in Africa, produces Broadway shows, has a book club (inactive) and knows how to earn money and make it look easy. She's a leader, coach, talented, can talk about anything to anybody and does it intelligently. She's very influential. Oprah’s leadership qualities are exemplified in the way that she communicates and relates to people from all walks of life, empathizes with those in need, and the ability to look at issues from various perspectives.  Oprah’s gift to communicate has fans viewing her show in 140 countries which includes 46 million viewers in the U.S. (Conlon, 2008).  She has a relaxed demeanor with guests that makes the audience feel they are part of the conversation.  Her ability to empathize with people has brought out confessions from her own past that many people would not admit to close friends. Oprah is self-reflective and has openly admitted her short-comings to millions.  She has the ability to find the best in others and leads through example as can be seen through her philanthropic work, encouraging others to contribute to charitable organizations. Oprah surrounds herself with others that have the competencies she lacks and trusts in them to do what she cannot.  At a very young age while living in...
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