Characteristics Of Martin Luther King Jr

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” These words were quoted from one of the world greatest leader, Martin Luther King jr born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta and died on April 4, 1968. Using Martin Luther King jr we going to go through three different characteristics of a leader, namely; charismatic leader, transactional leader, and transactional leader. Doing so, we would be able to understand the above mentioned characteristics of leaderships and see which of the three characterizes Martin Luther King jr as a leader. Firstly, looking at the charismatic leader, one can define it as a leadership where leaders are essential very skilled communicators, individuals who are both verbally articulate, but also able to communicate to followers on a deep, emotional level. They are able to characterize a clear compelling or captivating vision, and are able to stimulate strong emotions. Charisma is a process which evolves between the qualities of the charismatic leader, the followers and their need as well as identification with the leader and the manner of being situated that calls out for a charismatic leader, such as a need for change or crisis. Mostly when it comes to the charismatic leader, it is looked on how they communicate with the followers, whether they are able gain the trust of the followers and also if they can influence and persuade
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