Winston Churchill - a Leader

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Winston Churchill

Introduction

In this report I will be profiling Winston Churchill, I chose Winston Churchill because when I think of a leader (political or otherwise) Churchill always springs to mind. In this report I will be identifying and examining the the different traits that Winston Churchill has displayed and differentiate between them as to whether they are traits of a leader or of a manager.

Winston Churchill was born in Woodstock, England in 1874 to a wealthy aristocratic family, he attended several schools as a child, including the prestigious Harrow school. From there Churchill joined the British Army and attended the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. During Churchill 's time in the army he travelled the world and served in places such as Cuba, India, Sudan and South Africa. During his time in the army he served as a war correspondent for several London newspapers and wrote several books about his experiences. During this time Churchill was highest paid war correspondent in the British army.

After his time in the army Churchill decided to go into politics like his father. He won his first seat representing the Conservative Party in Oldham and throughout his political career served as a member of parliament for several seats and also crossed the floor and changed political parties several times, serving as the Liberal Member for Manchester North West and Dundee and as the Conservative member for Epping and Woodford. During his time in parliament he was appointed the Home Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

In 1940 after the resignation of the then Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill was appointed Prime Minister. He became a leader during the second world war and it is because of his leadership that we still remember him today.

Traits and Skills

Churchill possessed many of the traits that we have discussed in class that make a good leader.
He was Inspirational, Decisive, a good Communicator and



Bibliography: Ian Chamberlain, (n.d), Winston Churchill Leadership, Retrieved June 11th, 2011, From http://www.winston-churchill-leadership.com/index.html Winston Churchill, (n.d), Retrieved June 11th, 2011 From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill The Churchill Centre, (n.d) Winston Churchill.org, Retrieved June 11th 2011, From http://www.winstonchurchill.org/

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