Martin Luther King's Five Practices Of Exemplary Leadership

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Martin Luther King Junior was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. His legal name at birth was Michael King. According to Carson & Lewis (2016), King came from a comfortable middle-class family steeped in the tradition of the Southern black ministry. King was a Baptist minister and activist who in the mid-1950s led the civil rights movement. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1944, at the young age of fifteen, King entered Morehouse College in Atlanta under a special program to boost enrollment for high-school student much like King. King graduated from Morehouse in 1948. Carson and Lewis (2016) states that King spent the next three years at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. This is the time that King became aware of Mohandas Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. King graduated in 1951 with a bachelor of divinity degree. King later attended Boston University and…show more content…
Shortly after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot as he stood outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He later succumbed to his wounds at Jefferson Hospital. Five Exemplary Practices of Leaders The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership proves that the effectiveness it provides for leadership is clear and evidence-based. The five parts to the leadership are model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable other to act, and encourage the heart. The first practice is model the way. Martin Luther King Jr. represented model the way by setting examples, being a role model, and having numerous personal achievements. Edwards (2010) stated in the article “Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” the he inspired us to dream, challenged us to act, loved us and encouraged our hearts. Model the way did not just start with Martin Luther King Jr. First, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Grandfather Reverend A. D. Williams, and his father,
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