Leadership is defined by Merriam-Webster (n.d.) as a “capacity to lead”. This concise yet inexact definition demonstrates an inherent debate of what exactly leadership is, moreover the concept of what makes someone a good or bad leader. People’s interpretations of what makes someone a leader varies from person to person based on their own philosophical outlook. My philosophy on leadership leans heavily on Jocko Willink’s and Leif Babin’s book Extreme Ownership. Quoting Willink & Babin (2015), “… leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of many seemingly contradictory qualities between one extreme and another” (p. 274). Some of the contradictory qualities in the book I agree with the most include taking ownership while empowering subordinates, being attentive to details but not being obsessed, and being aggressive but not overbearing.
The death penalty has been one of the most controversial debates in the United States. Some believe that an eye for an eye is an effective mean of punishment while others believe that such mean of punishment is not effective in modern society. Edward Koch believes the death penalty affirms the sanctity of life. In the article by Edward Koch, published in The New Republic, “Death and Justice: How Capital Punishment Affirms Life,’ he utilizes the rhetorical devices of ethos, pathos and logos to justify his position for the death penalty towards the people opposing the death penalty.
Nickel and Dimed, written by Barbara Ehrenreich goes in depth of workers that have minimum wage jobs and are trying to survive in the U.S economy. Ehrenreich’s goes incognito trying to work in low-end jobs. Experiencing the hardships that many Americans face, Ehrenreich learns that money is not equal to the work and grief put in. Everywhere in the novel, Ehrenreich expresses that owners of corporations keep the workers down. As quoted, “…everyone knows they have crossed over to the other side, which is, crudely put, corporate as opposed to human" (Ehrenreich, 22). She defines that once a worker is moved up a position, they become the enemy. They misunderstand the difficulty of moving up the ranks so the system remains untouched.
Movie posters are important marketing tools used to persuade potential viewers to visit the theater and purchase a ticket to see the film. Posters create a specific feeling about the upcoming film, establish a setting, introduce characters, highlight star talent, and create a perception about the genre. Successful posters inspire me to learn more about the film’s subject matter and potentially visit the box office to buy a ticket. Poor attempts at a poster will leave me confused and disoriented with the intended subject. After seeing a successful poster, viewers can use rhetorical devices to discuss how the poster is attempting to market the upcoming film. The film’s ethos, pathos, and logos all contribute to persuasion, as the poster forces a determination regarding interest in the upcoming film. I will discuss the poster for The Wolf of Wall Street and how it uses each rhetorical device as a means to establish the tone and setting for the film.
The speech “You’re Not Special” was given by David McCullough Jr., a teacher at Wellesley High School, at their 2012 commencement ceremony. The audience he spoke to was not only the graduating class, but the parents of those students, and teacher or administrators of that school. He gave a commemorative speech.
While creating my rhetorical analysis paper I used all of my typical writing processes. I began this assignment by selecting a commercial that I thought would be the most appealing in the superbowl. After selecting my commercial I did some research at the library using EBSCOhost. I then created an outline on what my paper would be about and pieced all of its parts together. In the future I will try to recieve help earlier on because at first I struggled to understand what the purpose of the paper was. Eventually I was able to figure it out on my own with research and through asking peers, but it would've been a lot easier to just ask for an advisors or instructors help.
Frederick Douglass’s speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July”, discusses the irony of celebrating the freedom that slaves cannot enjoy. He delivered the speech in 1853, about a decade before the Emancipation Proclamation, to an anti-slavery society. He criticizes America and its privileged citizens for its selective freedom, where only a few people inherit the riches of the past, and how American slaves are not granted the same independence as their white counterparts. Celebration of this day, to Douglass, is “America [being] false to the past, false to the present, and… false to the future” (74). Seeing how people are content with the achievements of the past and allowing them to define the future while ignoring the injustice of his time, Douglass felt the need to cast off this attitude and express exactly how he views slavery. As a former slave who had to purchase his own freedom, he condemns America for its inactivity and wants to create change. In order to deliver his speech with the
The observation took place in Panera Bread on October 7, 2015. It lasted one hour, and went from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM. Five adolescents were observed, within the confines of 3 separate social bubbles. My focus was divided between on a group of 3 white females, aged around 18-19, one black male, aged 17-19, and one white white female, aged 12-13. Due to the nature of the business, the environment was mainly composed of two forms of interaction, one being within the distinct groups that came in, the other being between a group and the employee’s of the business. There was also a small amount of exchanges between groups, but this form of interaction was minimal. Despite the public nature of the environment, the clear cut boundaries
Based on the principles of path-goal theory, describe why Art and Bob appear to be less effective than Carol. Carol leadership style of Participative matches up well with the task characteristics of the followers on her team. Unfortunately, Art and Bob leadership skills are not matching well with the needs of their team. Art is currently being Directive but his team needs Supportive and Bob is Supportive but needs to be more Achievement Oriented. This shift would aid in the overall success of their teams.
The Stanford Prison Experiment was a psychological study that involved placing students in a mock prison and randomly selecting guards and prisoners amongst the students. This experiment took place in 1971 and each Stanford student was paid 15 dollars a day. The experiment was set to run for two weeks however failed to run longer than six days. The experiment revealed a lot of information about humanity. The experiment proved to us that when given power, humans reveal a darker side of themselves this is known as the abuse of power. When smart and level-headed people are placed into a position of power, where they have freedom to treat the powerless however they so desire, their values and morals become greatly blurred by the abuse of power. For example, students selected as guards completely transformed when they were given this power. They forced prisoners to wear bags on their heads, gave them little access to toilet, and treated them like animals. They suddenly became greatly sadistic and brutal.
The article by Sam White focuses on how the Little Ice Age affected the Spanish conquest of New Mexico, with particular emphasis on how the below average temperatures and drought combined with many other factors to led to conflict with the Pueblos. The climate was completely different than that the Spanish were familiar with, so it took several generations for the Spanish to be able to settle in the area. They even had a couple of false starts, as they could not effective grow food in a climate so vastly different from Spain’s Mediterranean climate. It also, interestingly enough, forced the Spanish to put the climate into their own religious context, leading them to think that this harsh weather as punishment from God. Meanwhile, the Pueblos were well adjusted to the area, after hundreds of years of living there. However, once the Spanish had claimed the area as their own and
Ethos is equivalent to credibility. Waldinger clearly makes his audience believe what he says by explaining surveys which lead to really strong data. He also states several different quotes by Marc Twain, which provided important pieces of evidence and different perspectives to his speech. Waldinger also states different research facts building a stronger main point. Lastly, he explains one of the oldest and longest study ever, The Harvard study. It is really important to keep the audience well informed with academic research, as Waldinger did.
Speakers play a big role in our every day lives. People give speeches around us all the time, whether it’s an intentional speech or an impromptu. Not every speech is given in a big auditorium with a humungous crowd. Some of the best speeches are given in a normal setting with just a small audience. When analyzing and critiquing an outside speaker there are many things that need to be accounted for that I am going to discuss about the speaker who I saw give her speech.
Every Soldier is the Army is expected to live up to seven Army values namely loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage. A toxic leader is anyone who does not live up to Army Values and instead does everything opposite of it. A toxic leader is someone who always puts himself and his needs before his Soldiers, subordinates or anyone. A toxic leader does not respect peers or Soldiers who work for him. A toxic leader may lack integrity and not always do what is legally and morally right, especially when no is watching. A toxic leader is anyone who abuses his power over his seniors, peers and subordinates.
The purpose of this essay is to identify management strength and weakness that need to be developed. It is because of the need to recognize own weaknesses and learn how to make them benefit from management. In my view, management is the process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling the power of people who are involved in activities of organization in order to achieve the goal of organization. Skills of effective manager, time management skills and team leader skills are necessarily needed in management.