An Analysis Of Martin Luther King's Charismatic Leadership

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The leader I chose was Martin Luther King. He fought for equal rights. The I have a dream Speech reaffirmed the commitment to non-violent resistance, standing one’s ground for one’s God-given rights, the basis for human dignity and strength for all, regardless of race, religion, or color. Martin Luther King displays charismatic leadership. Charismatic leadership has generally been defined in terms of the effects the leader has on followers, or in terms of the relationship between leaders and followers. Martin Luther King has an outgoing personality. He connects with and inspires his followers. He paints a portrait for all his followers to envision. Martin Luther King demonstrates servant leadership. Servant leadership is leadership that transcends self-interest to serve the needs of others, by helping them grow professionally and personally. King is an effective listener. He knows how to gain followers trust. He focuses on equality, hope and unity. Making his country better gives him the drive to be a servant leader. …show more content…

Transformation leadership seeks to change the status quo by articulating to followers the problems in the current system and a compelling vision of what a new organization could be. He had a vision that blacks and white will unite and become as one. He envisioned that everyone will be treated equally no matter the race or gender. Transformation leader effects apply to entire organizations as well as to individual followers of the leader. I can say by watching this clip, you should never be afraid to speak up for yourself. Never judge a person from their outside appearance. They may be much deeper on the inside. Last but not least, don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe

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