The purpose of this assignment is to examine the theoretical framework, style, and leadership traits of effective leaders.
In an analysis of minimum 1000 words, examine the theoretical framework, style, and leadership traits presented in the selected book. Discuss how this particular individual has adopted leadership as a vocation. Additionally, from the perspective of a leader, describe which qualities of this person you would seek to emulate in order to inspire followership, including which shortcomings of this leadership approach would you attempt to overcome. Be sure to cite examples from the book and integrate a minimum of four secondary sources on leadership theory to support your analysis.
Book: John C. Maxwell. HarperCollins Leadership; Revised & Updated edition (September 16, 2007)
For over three decades, John C. Maxwell has earned his reputation as a communicator. And as he says, communicators “make the complex simple.” Rather than an abstract examination of leadership, this book is more like a foundational instruction manual. Maxwell reveals 21 practical laws along with specific steps for applying them in your workplace, community, family, or church. With each chapter, you will get to know individuals who did or some who didn’t obey the law in question. The greater number of laws you learn, the better leader you will become. Pick up even one, and you will become a better leader. Learn them all, and people will gladly follow you.